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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 10
First page : ( 4645) Last page : ( 4648)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00849.1

The effects of the warm-up exercise method on lower extremity muscle activity during vertical Jumps

Kim Mi-Kyoung1,*, Yoo Kyung-Tae2,**

1Research fellow, Department of Physical Therapy, Namseoul University, 21 Maeju-ri, Sunghwan-eup, Seobuk-Gu, Chonan-Si, Republic of Korea, 331–707

2 Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Namseoul University, 21 Maeju-ri, Sunghwan-eup, Seobuk-Gu, Chonan-Si, Republic of Korea, 331–707

*Corresponding Author E-mail: xvkissvx@daum.net

**taeyoo88@nsu.ac.kr

Online published on 20 December, 2018.

Abstract

Background/Objectives

To analyze the effect of warming up exercise methods by analyzing the impact of stretching exercises and treadmill walking on lower extremity muscle activity.

Methods/Statistical analysis

The subjects were twelve young healthy adults. They performed four methods of warm-up exercises for ten minutes each week, once a week for four weeks: non-exercises, treadmill walking, stretching exercises, and both treadmill walking and stretching exercises. An EMG measured the muscle activity of the rectus femoris and medial gastrocnemius. The one-way ANOVA was used to compare the difference in muscle activity between the four warm-up exercise methods.

Findings

No interaction effect was shown regarding muscle activities. There was no notable change in activity within the muscle based on the different warm-up methods. Muscle activity between the pre-and post-test also failed to display a difference worthy of note.

Improvements/Applications

The short period of time allocated for warm-up exercises may not have been adequate to affect the muscle activities of the lower extremities. A longer program may be needed to study changes in muscle activity within the clinical area.

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Keywords

Lower extremity, Muscle activity, Stretching exercises, Treadmill walking, Warm-up exercises.

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