2014 年 26 巻 7 号 p. 1079-1082
[Purpose] This research investigated the relationship between elbow joint angle and elbow flexor and extensor strength and activation, taking into consideration the length-tension tension curve of the muscle. [Subjects] There were 30 research subjects in total, 15 male and 15 female college students from Busan S University who had no functional disabilities that might affect measurement of muscle strength and muscle activation, and none had they experienced any damage in their upper extremities or hands. [Methods] The elbow joint angles were positioned at angles of 56°, 70° and 84°, and then muscle strength and activation were compared. Repeated measures ANOVA was used for statistical analysis, and the paired t-test was used to identify the difference between each angle. We used the SPSS for windows (ver. 21.0) statistical software and a significance level of α=0.05. [Results] The results showed that muscle strength and activation of the biceps was highest when the joint was placed at 56°. On the other hand, for the triceps, the result was highest when the joint angle was placed at 84°. [Conclusion] The tests confirmed that muscle strength and activation were highest at the joint angle at which the muscle was stretched to 20% more than the resting position in concentric contraction.