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Electromyographic analysis of selected shoulder muscles during a rugby football tackle

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Title
Electromyographic analysis of selected shoulder muscles during a rugby football tackle
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BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, May 2009
DOI 10.1186/1758-2555-1-10
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Lee Herrington, Ian Horsley

Abstract

Epidemiological studies have shown that the incidence of shoulder injuries is increasing in rugby and the majority are related to the contact/tackle phase of play. However, no data currently exists that describes preparatory muscle activity during tackle. This information could aid in guiding training and rehabilitation, if available. The purpose of the study was to assess the sequence of onset of EMG activity of selected scapulohumeral muscles during rugby tackle. 15 healthy professional rugby players participated in the study. Surface EMG activity was assessed for timing of onset relative to time of impact during a modified tackle activity in pectorialis major, biceps brachii, latissimus dorsi, serratus anterior and infraspinatus muscles.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 82 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 16 19%
Student > Master 15 18%
Researcher 8 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Student > Postgraduate 6 7%
Other 17 20%
Unknown 13 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 25 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 21 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 11%
Engineering 8 10%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Other 3 4%
Unknown 15 18%

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