Novel insights into bi-articular muscle actions gained from high-density EMG

Kohei Watanabe, Taian Martins Vieira, Alessio Gallina, Motoki Kouzaki, Toshio Moritani

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Abstract

Bi-articular muscles have traditionally been considered to exhibit homogeneous neuromuscular activation. The regional activation of bi-articular muscles, as revealed from high-density surface electromyograms, seems however to discredit this notion. We thus hypothesize the regional activation of bi-articular muscles may contribute to different actions about the joints they span. We then discuss the mechanistic basis and methodological implications underpinning our hypothesis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-187
Number of pages9
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Volume49
Issue number3
Early online date22 Apr 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021

Bibliographical note

Accepted manuscript published ahead of print on 22/04/2021. VoR not yet available as of 08/06/2021. Published.

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