Table 1. Mean ( standard error) EMG for each muscle and exercise expressed as percent of each muscle’s MVIC (n = 29).
Floor TRX Suspension trainer Jungle Gym XT Flying AirFit Trainer Pro
TricepsBrachii 17.14 (1.31)§ 37.04 (180) 24.40 (1.68)*§ 34.93 (1.78)* 47.82 (2.54)*§ F(4,108)=114.212p<0.001
Upper Trapezius 5.90 (.56)§ 15.73 (2.10)*§ 6.35 (.77)§ 10.97 (1.54)* 20.39 (2.65)*§ F(4,92)=27.184p<0.001
Anterior Deltoid 26.22 (1.46)§ 19.08 (.91)* 22.18 (1.41)§ 17.70 (.95)* 18.46 (1.24)* F(4,96)=14.125p<0.001
Clavicular Pectoralis 29.60 (1.88) 31.68 (2.53) 41.60 (2.88)*§ 30.59 (2.28) 27.69 (2.41) F(4,112)=16.504p<0.001
Rectus Abdominis 23.85 (2.80)§ 87.98 (8.98)* 87.13 (9.27)* 97.11 (10.54)* 105.53 (9.84)* F(4,100)=51.771p<0.001
Rectus Femoris 7.45 (.72)§ 11.86 (1.28)* 13.43 (1.43)* 12.36 (1.21)* 19.23 (2.20)*§ F(4,100)=22.013p<0.001
Erector Lumbar Spinae 2.03 (.14)§ 3.21 (.24)* 3.26 (.23)* 3.31 (.24)* 4.32 (.32)*§ F(4,112)=50.535p<0.001
Global 16.75 (.67)§ 30.50 (1.75)* 29.03 (1.72)* 30.62 (1.91)* 37.76 (2.27)*§ F(4,108)=51.007p<0.001
Global = mean of the 7 muscles.
* =Significant differences compared to the Floor
†= Significant differences compared to the TRX Suspension trainer
‡=Significant differences compared to the Jungle Gym XT
§ =Significant differences compared to the Flying
‖ =Significant differences compared to the AirFit Trainer Pro