In other words, the VL should have a higher priority for selection when local muscles can be measured by NIRS to assess (predict) indices of systemic aerobic exercise capacity during cycling IET.
Due to its noninvasive, dynamic, and local measurement capabilities, NIRS has been broadly used to directly evaluate trends in local muscle oxygenation and blood volume during dynamic exercise (Hamaoka et al.
Paired-samples t tests were used to analyse the differences among local muscle thresholds (BpVL and BpGL), systemic thresholds (LT and GET) and peak values at exhaustion.
The local muscle thresholds were highly correlated with the aerobic capacity indices, while the BpVL had better goodness-of-fit in linear regressions of local Bp of muscle OI with the systemic aerobic capacity indices.
In particular, this exercise is reported to minimize the use of global muscles without pain while activating local muscles (Saliba et al.
Therefore, the aims of this study were to compare the activation of global and local muscles of the trunk during bridging with sling exercise (BSE), bridging with ball exercise (BBE), and normal bridging exercise (NBE) and to conduct and analyze these exercises in supine and prone positions to investigate the effectiveness of sling exercises.
Trunk muscles are traditionally classified into global muscles (namely, the RA, ES, and EO muscles) and local muscles (namely, the IO, MF, and transverse abdominis muscles) by function (Stevens et al.
This finding means that the sling exercise increased the usage of local muscles compared with the other exercise methods.
This study attempted to compare the activation of global and local muscles in the trunk during BSE, BBE, and NBE.