Electromyographical analysis of the rectus abdominis muscle in athletes performing 10 different abdo

by Adam Hawkey (1) and Sivasubramanian Shunmugam (2), University of Wolverhampton (1); Atos Healcare, UK (2),
Wednesday 22nd August 2012 - Article 4

There is debate regarding the type of exercise that optimally benefits development of the rectus abdominis (RA) muscle. Currently, the abdominal crunch is the exercise of choice, although comparative research is limited. The current study compared the myoelectric action potential (MAP), using root mean square (RMS), of the RA musculature during execution of 10 different abdominal exercises (AE).

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