Mechanomyographic time and frequency domain responses of the vastus medialis muscle during submaximal to maximal isometric and isokinetic muscle actions

Jared W. Coburn, T. J. Housh, J. T. Cramer, J. P. Weir, J. M. Miller, T. W. Beck, M. H. Malek, G. O. Johnson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

42 Scopus citations

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the patterns for the mechanomyographic (MMG) amplitude and mean power frequency (MPF) versus torque relationships during isometric and isokinetic muscle actions. Ten adults (mean age ± SD = 22 ± 1 y) volunteered to perform isometric and isokinetic leg extension muscle actions at 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and 100% of peak torque on a Cybex II dynamometer. A piezoelectric crystal contact sensor was placed on the vastus medialis to detect the MMG signal. Regression analyses indicated that for the isometric muscle actions, the relationships for MMG amplitude (R2 = 0.998) and MPF (R2 = 0.987) versus torque were cubic. For the isokinetic muscle actions, the relationships for MMG amplitude (r2 = 0.927) and MPF (r2 = 0.769) versus torque were linear. The different patterns for MMG amplitude and frequency may reflect differences in the motor control strategies that modulate torque production for isometric versus dynamic muscle actions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-255
Number of pages9
JournalElectromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology
Volume44
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Mechanomyographic time and frequency domain responses of the vastus medialis muscle during submaximal to maximal isometric and isokinetic muscle actions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this