The changes in the soundmyogram (SMG) and electromyogram (EMG) frequency content during exhausting contractions at 20%, 40%, 60% and 80% of the maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) were investigated by the spectral analysis of the SMG and EMG detected from the biceps brachii muscles of 13 healthy men. The root mean squares (rms) of the two signals were also calculated. Throughout contraction the EMG rms always increased while this was true only at 20% MVC for the SMG. A marked decrease was detected at 60% and 80% MVC. With fatigue the EMG spectra presented a compression towards the lower frequencies at all exercise intensities. The SMG showed a more complex behaviour with a transient increase in its frequency content, followed by a continuous compression of the spectra, at 60% and 80% MVC, and a nearly stable frequency content at lower contraction intensities. This study suggested that different aspects of the changes in the motor unit's activation strategy at different levels of exhausting contractions can be monitored by SMG and EMG signals.
|Titolo:||Muscle sound and electromyogram spectrum analysis during exhausting contractions in man|
VEICSTEINAS, ARSENIO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Electromyogram; Localized muscle fatigue; Muscle sound; Recruitment|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/09 - Fisiologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1992|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/BF01466266|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|