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Table 3 Mean normalized EMG activity (%MVC) in the analytical range during the functional stability boundary test

From: Differences of muscle co-contraction of the ankle joint between young and elderly adults during dynamic postural control at different speeds

Condition Muscle Young Elderly
Preferred speed TA [%] 1.05 (0.94–1.27) 2.94 (1.75–5.30)**
SOL [%] 21.49 ± 5.66 33.97 ± 13.18**
Fast speed TA [%] 1.48 (1.10–2.23) 4.57 (2.98–9.47)**
SOL [%] 21.42 ± 6.29 34.98 ± 11.87**
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation or median (interquartile range)
  2. TA tibialis anterior, SOL soleus
  3. **Significant differences between the young and elderly groups (p < 0.01)