Effect of abdominal drawing-in maneuver with prone hip extension on muscle activation of posterior oblique sling in normal adults.J Phys Ther Sci. 2020 Jun; 32(6):401-404.JP
[Purpose] There have been many studies on ipsilateral erector spinae in regard of prone hip extension (PHE). However, mediating methods have been focusing on the reinforcement of gluteus. Hereupon, this study is intended to identify how an increase of abdominal drawing-in maneuver influences on posterior oblique sling (POS) and suggest a mediating method to effectively reinforce them. [Participants and Methods] This study has been conducted on normal male (10) and female (10), and participants were asked to prove PHE exercise and abdominal drawing-in maneuver prone hip extension exercise (ADIM PHE). Surface electromyography (EMG) was recorded from the contralateral latissimus dorsi, ipsilateral erector spinae, ipsilateral gluteus maximus, and ipsilateral biceps femoris. A pared t-test was used to compare muscle activity POS. [Results] EMG activity of the contralateral latissimus dorsi, ipsilateral gluteus maximus was significantly greater performed ADIM PHE than PHE. As for ipsilateral erector spinae muscle, ipsilateral biceps femoris activation was lower in ADIM PHE than PHE. [Conclusion] According to the results of this study, abdominal drawing-in maneuver seems to be an important factor that influences on muscular activation of POS.