Peak and average rectified EMG measures: Which method of data reduction should be used for assessing core training exercises?

Angela Hibbs, Kevin THOMPSON, Duncan French, David Hodgson, Iain Spears

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Core strengthening and stability exercises are fundamental for any conditioning training program. Although surface electromyography (sEMG) is used to quantify muscle activity there is a lack of research using this method to investigate the core musculature and core stability. Two types of data reduction are commonly used for sEMG; peak and average rectified EMG methods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-111
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


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