Electromyographical analysis of biceps femoris and rectus femoris during instep kick in football
Ram Singh Yadav, Priyaranjana Soni, Dr. Vikram Singh
Objective: The aim of the study was to compare Biceps femoris and Rectus femoris muscles during Instep kick in Football. Methodology: The investigator had selected Eight male soccer players of inter University/national level were selected as subjects for the study. Hence, purposive sampling was considered for selection of subjects. The age of subjects ranged from 18-25 years. All the subjects were selected from Banaras District. These players had represented inter University/national level and had no lower extremity injuries or any bone joint disparities in the past years. By reviewing the literature and in consultation with the expert, the research scholar carried out an intensive study and selected major muscles such as Biceps femoris and Rectus femoris. The criterion measure adopted for this study was measured by Neuro track Myoplus 2/4 channel. After a brief warm-up, and electrode placement, participants performed the instep kick. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the data. Results: Results of this study have shown that, mean value of Rectus femoris muscles (192.05) is higher than the Biceps femories muscles (189.00). Conclusion: On the basis of result and finding it may be concluded that while Instep kicking in football Rectus femoris muscles was highly activates than the biceps femoris muscle because Rectus femories muscles is the main muscles for extension of the knee.