Humans make near-optimal adjustments of control to initial body configuration in vertical squat jumping

@article{Bobbert2013HumansMN,
  title={Humans make near-optimal adjustments of control to initial body configuration in vertical squat jumping},
  author={Maarten F. Bobbert and L. J. R. Casius and Dinant A. Kistemaker},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={237},
  pages={232-242}
}
We investigated adjustments of control to initial posture in squat jumping. Eleven male subjects jumped from three initial postures: preferred initial posture (PP), a posture in which the trunk was rotated 18° more backward (BP) and a posture in which it was rotated 15° more forward (FP) than in PP. Kinematics, ground reaction forces and electromyograms (EMG) were collected. EMG was rectified and smoothed to obtain smoothed rectified EMG (srEMG). Subjects showed adjustments in srEMG histories… CONTINUE READING