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)











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)