%0 Journal Article
	%A Mohd Safee M. K. and  Wan Abas W. A. B and  Ibrahim F. and  Abu Osman N. A. and  Abdul Malik N. A.
	%D 2014
	%J International Journal of Bioengineering and Life Sciences
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 96, 2014
	%T Electromyography Activity of the Rectus Femoris and Biceps Femoris Muscles during Prostration and Squat Exercise
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10000391
	%V 96
	%X This paper investigates the activity of the rectus
femoris (RF) and biceps femoris (BF) in healthy subjects during salat
(prostration) and specific exercise (squat exercise) using
electromyography (EMG). A group of undergraduates aged between
19 to 25 years voluntarily participated in this study. The myoelectric
activity of the muscles were recorded and analyzed. The finding
indicated that there were contractions of the muscles during the salat
and exercise with almost same EMG’s level. From the result,
Wilcoxon’s Rank Sum test showed significant difference between
prostration and squat exercise (p<0.05) but the differences was very
small; RF (8.63%MVC) and BF (11.43%MVC). Therefore, salat may
be useful in strengthening exercise and also in rehabilitation
programs for lower limb activities. This pilot study conducted initial
research into the biomechanical responses of human muscles in
various positions of salat.

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