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dc.contributor.authorHides, Julie A
dc.contributor.authorBeall, Paula
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Melinda M Franettovich
dc.contributor.authorStanton, Warren
dc.contributor.authorMiokovic, Tanja
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Carolyn
dc.description.abstractObjective: To investigate the pattern of muscle activation of the individual hip adductor muscles using a standardised simulated unilateral weight-bearing task. Design: A repeated measures design. Setting: Laboratory. Participants: 20 healthy individuals (11 females, 9 males) participated in the study. Age ranged from 20 to 25 years. Main outcome measurements: Surface electromyography recordings from adductor magnus and adductor longus muscles were taken at levels representing 10-50% of body weight during a simulated weight-bearing task. Electromyography (EMG) data were normalised to maximal voluntary isometric contraction. Results: The adductor magnus was recruited at significantly higher levels than the adductor longus muscle during a simulated weight-bearing task performed across 10-50% of body weight (p < 0.01). Conclusions: Adductor magnus and adductor longus muscles are recruited to different extents during a simulated weight-bearing task. This information should be considered when selecting exercises for management and prevention of groin strains. Closed chain exercises with weight-bearing through the lower limb are more likely to recruit the adductor magnus muscle over the adductor longus muscle.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPhysical Therapy in Sport
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSports science and exercise
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsSport Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsAdductor magnus
dc.titleActivation of the hip adductor muscles varies during a simulated weight-bearing task
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHides, JA; Beall, P; Smith, MMF; Stanton, W; Miokovic, T; Richardson, C, Activation of the hip adductor muscles varies during a simulated weight-bearing task, Physical Therapy in Sport, 2016, 17, pp. 19-23
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