Electromyographic Activity of the Upper Limb Muscle during Specific Salat’s Position and Exercise

Mohd Safee, Mohd Khairuddin and Wan Abas, Wan Abu Bakar and Ibrahim, Fatimah and Abu Osman, Nor Azuan (2012) Electromyographic Activity of the Upper Limb Muscle during Specific Salat’s Position and Exercise. International Journal of Applied Physics and Mathematics, 2 (6). pp. 433-435. ISSN 2010-362X

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Abstract

This study investigated the muscle activity of the neck extensors (NE), sternocleidomastoideus (SCM) and biceps brachii (BB) muscles in healthy subjects during salat and specified exercises using surface electromyography (EMG). A group of undergraduates aged between 19 to 25 years voluntarily participated in this study. For the assessment of the NE and SCM, the subjects were asked to perform salat (salam’s position) and exercise [neck rotation exercise (NRE)]. Subjects were asked to perform takbir’s position and biceps dumbbell curl (BDC) to access BB. The EMG and the motion signals of the muscles were recorded. The findings indicate that there were contractions of the muscles during the salat and exercise with difference EMG level. For NE and SCM, Wilcoxon’s Rank Sum Test showed a statistically no significant difference between salat and exercise for NE (p = 0.482) and SCM (p=0.161). For the BB, Wilcoxon’s Rank Sum Test showed a statistically significant difference between salat and exercise (p<0.05) with differences 18.48% MVC. However, BB showed the EMG level with mild contraction. Therefore, salat may be useful in warm up exercise or in rehabilitation programs. This pilot study can be as initial research about other biomechanical response of human muscle with other position in salat.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Electromyography, salat’s position, exercise, upper limb
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Faculty / Institute: Faculty Of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Khairuddin Mohd Safee
Date Deposited: 04 May 2014 04:10
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2015 05:00
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/144

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