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Table 1 Mean relative muscle activity (% of MVIC) and standard deviation (SD) of the different trunk muscles during bridging exercises.

From: Trunk muscle activity in healthy subjects during bridging stabilization exercises

  IO RA EO MF ICLL ICLT
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Exercise 1 5.58 (5.00) 1.91 (1.27) 5.98 (4.36) 22.64 (7.51) 20.32 (8.56) 20.59 (5.51)
Exercise 2 6.58 (4.80) 2.76 (2.35) 10.32 (7.99) 23.99 (7.15) 27.17 (10.20) 22.24 (6.96)
Exercise 3             
Ipsilateral 29.80 (9.97) 4.72 (3.45) 16.34 (12.09) 23.54 (6.33) 28.45 (11.50) 25.84 (7.84)
Contralateral 10.11 (6.95) 3.55 (2.18) 14.93 (9.34) 24.58 (8.80) 20.44 (9.24) 20.60 (8.22)
  1. IO = internal oblique; MF = lumbar multifidus; ICLL = iliocostalis lumborum pars lumborum; RA = rectus abdominis; EO = external oblique; ICLT = iliocostalis lumborum pars thoracis.