Research Unpacked: Dr Andras Hegyi – Region-dependent hamstrings activity in Nordic hamstring exercise & stiff-leg deadlift

Episode 89: For this first Research Unpacked style episode Alistair McKenzie chats to Dr Andras Hegyi a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Nantes, France. For part one Alistair and Andras discussed his work on region-dependent hamstrings activity in Nordic hamstring exercise and stiff-leg deadlift

Part one topics discussed: 

  • Regional distribution of muscle activity of the hamstrings in the Nordic Hamstring Exercise and Stiff-leg deadlift
  • Methods of assessing muscle activity during different exercises 
  • Normalsation techniques in EMG studies and how to interpret methods
  • Limitations and future research

Hegyi, A., Péter, A., Finni, T., & Cronin, N. J. (2018). Region-dependent hamstrings activity in Nordic hamstring exercise and stiff-leg deadlift defined with high-density electromyography. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports28(3), 992–1000.


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