Comparison of EMG activity in hip and thigh muscles during static bed exercises and sit-to-stands in older adults.
Purpose: To compare EMG activity of the hip and thigh muscles during traditional static bed exercises and the sit-to-stand exercise in healthy older adults.
Primary Objectives: EMG activity of the rectus femoris, vastus medialis, gluteus maximus and biceps femoris.
Results: Functional daily activities, such as sit-to-standing, produce greater muscle activity than static bed exercises in healthy older adults. Sit-to-stands should be included in exercise and rehabilitation programs for older adults to evoke sufficient levels of neuromuscular activation for muscle strength adaptation.
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