Date of Defense

Spring 3-1967




The problem investigated consisted of a study of electrical activity in the right rectus abdominis muscle as an indication of its function in the trunk curl, sit-up and double leg lift. For centuries man has attempted to study the manner in which muscles cause movement in the human body. These studies have been important because they have furnished information relative to the manner of human development. In 1929, Adrian and Bronk at Oxford University developed the concentric needle electrode which marked the beginning of electromyography, the science of measuring the electrical changes that take place in a muscle (Basmajian, 1952). The application of this science has shown promise in the field of kinesiological investigation. The abdominal region has a prime area of concern for people working with electromyography because of the difficulty of studying this area with traditional mechanical techniques.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only