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Research Article, J Athl Enhancement Vol: 4 Issue: 3

Trunk and Shoulder Muscle Coordination during One, Two- Handed Medicine-Ball Side Throws and Tennis Forehand Drive

Cyril Genevois*, Thomas Creveaux, Christophe Hautier and Isabelle Rogowski
Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, CRIS EA 647, UFRSTAPS, 27-29, bd du 11 novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne, France
Corresponding author : Cyril Genevois
Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, CRIS EA 647, UFRSTAPS, 27-29, bd du 11 novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
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Received: May 15, 2015 Accepted: August 10, 2015 Published: August 17, 2015
Citation: Genevois C, Creveaux T, Hautier C, Rogowski I (2015) Trunk and Shoulder Muscle Coordination during One, Two-Handed Medicine-Ball Side Throws and Tennis Forehand Drive. J Athl Enhancement 4:3. doi:10.4172/2324-9080.1000201

Abstract

Trunk and Shoulder Muscle Coordination during One, Two- Handed Medicine-Ball Side Throws and Tennis Forehand Drive

Objectives: To compare the muscle coordination between medicine-ball side-throw with one hand (MBST1), two hands (MBST2) and forehand drive in amateur tennis players. Methods: The electromyographic activity of eight trunk and upper limb muscles was recorded in fifteen players when performing maximal forehand drives, 3 kg-MBST1 and 3 kg-MBST2. The onset and offset activation as well as activity level and duration were calculated for each muscle and each player in each condition. Results: There were differences in the activation patterns of multiple muscles during MBST1 and MBST2 compared to forehand drive and the activity duration was longer for MBST. Conclusions: These results bring new knowledge to strength and tennis coaches for scheduling resistance training based on MBST in order to enhance performance.

Keywords: Racket sports; Surface electromyography; Sport specific conditioning; Injury prevention; Adult

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