The Analysis of EMG According to Surface Type and Elastic Band Usage During the Pilates Superman Movement

필라테스 슈퍼맨 동작 시 탄성밴드 사용유무와 지면의 종류에 따른 근활성도 분석

Son, Nam-Jeong;Yi, Kyung-Ock

  • Received : 2015.04.30
  • Accepted : 2015.06.30
  • Published : 2015.06.30


Objective : The purpose of this study was to analyze EMG according to surface type and elastic band usage during the pilates Superman movement. Method : The subjects were 10 female university students with a mean age of 27. The independent variables were surface type (yoga mat, air filled equipment, elastic mat) and elastic band usage. In order to measure muscle activity, the Noraxon(USA) was used. Eight muscles (upper trapezius, lower trapezius, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, biceps femoris, semitendinosus) activation were analyzed. For the statistical analysis, MANOVA, independent t-test and Scheffe test for the post-hoc via SPSS 20.0 was used. Results : The left and right upper trapezius muscle activities were significantly reduced when using the elastic bands. In addition gluteus medius muscle activities significantly increased with the elastic band as well. Conclusion : According to the usage of the elastic band and the different types of surfaces, different muscle groups were recruited. Elastic bands were found to have more activation on the gluteus medius muscle meanwhile there was less activation on the upper trapezius during the pilates Superman movement.


Core Stability;pilates Superman movement;EMG


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