ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC STUDY OF THE ARMS IN COMPETITIVE KARTING SENIOR CATEGORY DRIVERS

S. Delmuns Carvajal, I. Fernández-Prieto, E. Vidal García, R. Milà-Villarroel, F. Rey Abella, C. González-Crespo, N. Massó-Ortigosa, M. Giné-Garriga

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Abstract

The main goal of this cross-sectional study was to assess the muscular activity of the upper limbs in competitive kart drivers while driving in a closed karting circuit, using surface electromyography (EMGS). The most significant muscles of the upper limbs while driving were evaluated in thirteen drivers. Linear mixed models adjusted to a gamma distribution were used to evaluate differences in muscle activity based on the arm, number of laps, track characteristics, and kart type (with/without gears). Significant differences were found between muscle activity according to the type of kart (p <0.0001). Although changes were observed in the mean EMGS values, there were no significant differences between the laps of the circuit or the dominant arm. However, the results showed that there was a significant interaction between the type of kart and the dominant arm (p = 0.021). Muscle activity increased more significantly in the curves traced towards the dominant arms of the drivers.

Translated title of the contributionESTUDIO ELECTROMIOGRÁFICO DE LOS BRAZOS EN PILOTOS SENIOR DE KARTING DE COMPETICIÓN
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalRevista Internacional de Medicina y Ciencias de la Actividad Fisica y del Deporte
Volume23
Issue number93
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2023

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Competitive karting
  • Electromyography
  • Muscular activity
  • Risk of injury

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