Table 2. Description of data regarding neuromuscular activity in each article included, in relation to exercise type and normalized EMG activity (values expressed as mean and/or peak %MVIC) of upper and lower portions of gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, semitendinosus, biceps femoris, rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis and erector spinae muscles.
Reference Exercise Upper Gluteus Maximus Lower Gluteus Maximus Gluteus Medius Semitendinosus Biceps Femoris Rectus Femoris Vastus Lateralis Vastus Medialis Erector Spinae
Contreras et al. (2015) Back Squat 29% mean85% peak 45% mean130% peak n/a n/a 15% mean37% peak n/a 110% mean244% peak n/a n/a
Barbell Hip Thrust 69% mean172% peak 87% mean216% peak n/a n/a 41% mean87% peak n/a 99% mean216% peak n/a n/a
Contreras et al. (2016) Barbell Hip Thrust 69% mean172% peak 87% mean216% peak n/a n/a 41% mean87% peak n/a 99% mean216% peak n/a n/a
American Hip Thrust 57% mean157% peak 90% mean200% peak n/a n/a 44% mean99% peak n/a 87% mean177% peak n/a n/a
Band Hip Thrust 49% mean120% peak 79% mean185% peak n/a n/a 37% mean89% peak n/a 93% mean185% peak n/a n/a
Andersen et al. (2018) Barbell Hip Thrust 108% mean 98% mean n/a n/a Upper 110% meanLower 68% mean n/a n/a n/a Upper 93% meanLower 83% mean
Barbell Deadlift 95% mean 95% mean n/a n/a Upper 115% meanLower 100% mean n/a n/a n/a Upper 88% meanLower 90% mean
Hex bar Deadlift 85% mean 90% mean n/a n/a Upper 80% meanLower 85% mean n/a n/a n/a Upper 83% meanLower 85% mean
Williams et al. (2018) Back Squat 69% mean and 100% peak n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Split Squat 69% mean and 100% peak n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Barbell Hip thrust 105% mean and 130% peak n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Collazo Garcia et al. (2018) Original Barbell Hip thrust 55% mean 47% mean 32% mean 41% mean 6% mean 27% mean 35% mean n/a
Pull Hip Thrust 66% mean 60% mean 50% mean 61% mean 5% mean 24% mean 21% mean n/a
Rotation Hip Thrust 86% mean 65% mean 33% mean 43% mean 5% mean 29% mean 29% mean n/a
Feet away Hip Thrust 51% mean 48% mean 70% mean 72% mean 3% mean 11% mean 11% mean n/a