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Muscle activation sequencing of leg muscles during linear glide shot putting

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dc.contributor.author Howard, Róisín Marie
dc.contributor.author Conway, Richard
dc.contributor.author Harrison, Andrew J.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-29T08:55:47Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6874
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In the shot put, the athlete's muscles are responsible for generating the impulses to move the athlete and project the shot into the air. Information on phasic muscle activity is lacking for the glide shot put event and therefore important technical information for coaches is not currently available. This study provides an electromyography (EMG) analysis of the muscle activity of the legs during shot put. Fifteen right-handed Irish national level shot putters performed six maximum effort throws using the glide shot put technique. EMG records of eight bilateral lower limb muscles (rectus femoris, biceps femoris, medial- and lateral-gastrocnemius) were obtained during trials. Analysis using smooth EMG linear envelopes revealed patterns of muscle activity across the phases of the throw and compare men and women performers. The results showed that the preferred leg rectus femoris, the preferred leg biceps femoris and the non-preferred leg biceps femoris play important roles in the glide technique, with the total duration of high volumes of activity between 34 and 53% of the throw cycle. A comprehensive understanding of movement and muscle activation patterns for coaches could be helpful to facilitate optimal technique throughout each of the key phases of the event. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sports Biomechanics;16 (4), pp. 463-484
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2016.1246601
dc.rights This is an Author's Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Sports Biomechanics 2017 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2016.1246601 en_US
dc.subject Electromyography en_US
dc.subject throwing events en_US
dc.subject rectus femoris en_US
dc.subject biceps femoris en_US
dc.subject gastrocnemius en_US
dc.subject electromyography en_US
dc.title Muscle activation sequencing of leg muscles during linear glide shot putting en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2018-05-29T08:44:55Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/14763141.2016.1246601
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Analog Devices en_US
dc.relation.projectid EPSPG/2013/587 en_US
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2018-09-01
dc.embargo.terms 2018-09-01 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2721172
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Sports Biomechanics
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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