Title

“An Innovative Shrug Apparatus: Is the ISA More Effective in Upper Trapezius Development than Traditional Dumbbell Shrugs?”

Date

5-26-2016 1:30 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 3:30 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Chair

Amy Hammermeister

Session Title

Health and Exercise Science Poster Session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Brian Caster

Abstract

In this study we tested the use of an innovative shrug apparatus (ISA). We hypothesized that the ISA would be able to isolate and effectively activate the upper trapezius muscles more than traditional dumbbell shrugs. Electromyography (EMG) in conjunction with the BIOPAC MP150 system and EL503 electrodes was used to measure the activation of the middle deltoids, upper, and lower trapezius muscles. The peak-to-peak amplitudes were measured, recorded, and compared by calculated means for four trials. Two trials tested the ISA and the other two trials tested the dumbbells. This experiment supports the hypothesis. Further studies are required.

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May 26th, 1:30 PM May 26th, 3:30 PM

“An Innovative Shrug Apparatus: Is the ISA More Effective in Upper Trapezius Development than Traditional Dumbbell Shrugs?”

WUC Pacific Room

In this study we tested the use of an innovative shrug apparatus (ISA). We hypothesized that the ISA would be able to isolate and effectively activate the upper trapezius muscles more than traditional dumbbell shrugs. Electromyography (EMG) in conjunction with the BIOPAC MP150 system and EL503 electrodes was used to measure the activation of the middle deltoids, upper, and lower trapezius muscles. The peak-to-peak amplitudes were measured, recorded, and compared by calculated means for four trials. Two trials tested the ISA and the other two trials tested the dumbbells. This experiment supports the hypothesis. Further studies are required.