Muscle activation during low-intensity muscle contractions with varying levels of external limb compression.

@article{Yasuda2008MuscleAD,
  title={Muscle activation during low-intensity muscle contractions with varying levels of external limb compression.},
  author={Tomohiro Yasuda and William F. Brechue and Taku Fujita and Yoshiaki Sato and Takashi Abe},
  journal={Journal of sports science & medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={467-74}
}
The purpose was to investigate muscle activation during low- intensity muscle contractions with various levels of external limb compression to reduce muscle perfusion/outflow. A series of unilateral elbow flexion muscle contractions (30 repetitive contractions followed by 3 sets x 15 contractions) was performed at 20% of 1RM with varying levels of external compression (0 (without compression), 98, 121, and 147 mmHg external compression) around the upper arm. Electromyography (EMG) signals were… CONTINUE READING