View Full Version : Elbow Flexion and antagonist activity

Andrew G. Jameson
04-16-1998, 05:22 AM
We have been doing several different research projects that involve the
elbow joint and have been surprised at the amount of triceps activity we see
in elbow flexion! My question is.....
Why do you think that there is so much triceps (antagonist) activity in
the performance of a biceps curl?
We have considered many different possible explanations and are
currently considering that maybe it is due to a stabilizing action at the
shoulder joint! Any explanations as to this activity which is surprisingly
high, would be greatly appreciated!
Triceps surface electrodes have been placed on the lateral head and
medially on the more distal area.

Thank you for your time...

Cheers Andrew Jameson

(Ph.D. Candidate in Biomechanics at The University of Mississippi)

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