Evaluation of Torque, Electromyographic Activity and Neuromuscular Efficiency of the Internal Oblique Muscle in Pilates Practitioners

SUMMARY Background. The present study aimed to evaluate the neuromuscular efficiency (NME) of the internal oblique (IO) muscle through electromyography (EMG) analysis, torque test in practitioners and non-practitioners (control) of Pilates. Methods. Participants included 40 health women: Pilates practitioners (n = 20) and non-practitioners (n = 20). They were tested for trunk flexion (torque). Their internal oblique IO muscle … Continued