Efficacy of elastic bands for upper-body strength training exercises
What is it about?
Elastic bands are known as an alternative to machines, dumbbells and barbells for strength training. In this study we show that levels of muscle activity (EMG) in selected upper-body muscles during the exercises 'flyes' and 'reversed flyes' when using elastic bands, is comparable to muscle activation during training with dumbbells when resistance is similar.
Why is it important?
Efficacy of strength training with the exercises 'flyes' and 'reversed flyes' has not previously been investigated.
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