In this study, we want to determine which core exercises produce patterns of muscle activity that are most similar to patterns we see during walking and running. The core exercises that produce muscle activity most similar to walking and running might be the best exercises for improving running performance.
This study will involve one visit to the Human Performance Lab in the School of Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley (Chilliwack campus). This visit will last approximately two hours. You will be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire, walk and run on a treadmill while we measure muscle activity of your shoulder, abdominal, low back, and hip muscles using non-invasive sensors that stick to the skin above the muscles, do various core exercises, and then do some strength testing.
This study is being conducted by Dr. Gillian Hatfield, a researcher in the School of Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley.
For more information, contact Gillian Hatfield at firstname.lastname@example.org