Is interindividual variability of EMG patterns in trained cyclists related to different muscle synergies?

  title={Is interindividual variability of EMG patterns in trained cyclists related to different muscle synergies?},
  author={François Hug and Nicolas A. Turpin and Arnaud Gu{\'e}vel and S Dorel},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={108 6},
Our aim was to determine whether muscle synergies are similar across trained cyclists (and thus whether the same locomotor strategies for pedaling are used), despite interindividual variability of individual EMG patterns. Nine trained cyclists were tested during a constant-load pedaling exercise performed at 80% of maximal power. Surface EMG signals were measured in 10 lower limb muscles. A decomposition algorithm (nonnegative matrix factorization) was applied to a set of 40 consecutive… 

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