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Be wary of EMG backed exercise prescription

by Dr. Greg Lehman
Published on: January 3, 2021
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Audience: Health professionals

I used to be a researcher - one of my goals was to quantify how hard muscles worked during different exercises.  This was important for determining which exercises may be best for targeting a certain muscle or determining how modifications to exercises (e.g. doing it barefoot or on a wobbly surface - for a simple paper look here) changed the targeted muscles response.

I used surface EMG which quantifies the electrical activity of that portion of a muscle that was under the electrodes.  Surface EMG is messy and you are required to process the crap out of it to get something meaningful.  (more…)

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