ABSTRACTThe knowledge of the electromyographic activity produced during shoulder exercises can help in determining its clinical applicability. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of the load direction and the extremity condition on the electrical activity of the shoulder girdle and upper limb muscles during exercises with fixed distal extremity and external axial load (FEAL) and mobile extremity with rotational external load (MERL). Twenty 23.2 ± 0.9 years old female sedentary volunteers wer…
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