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Table 1 Study characteristics investigating acute sEMG with kettlebell exercise

From: Kettlebell training in clinical practice: a scoping review

Author Participants Observing
(muscles /
region)
Exercise Hardstyle
Sport
‘other’
Load
(kg)
Comparator
n Age (yrs) Weight (kg) Gender Active Kettlebell
proficient
/ novice
Anderson et al. (2016) 16 25 ± 6 80 ± 8 M Y novice trunk 2H swing other 16 1H swing
Caravan et al. (2018) 33 22.2 ± 3.5 91.8 ± 8.0 M Y novice serratus anterior bottoms-up carry other 12 deg. of abdn
Del Monte et al. (2017) [63] 14 30.1 ± 3.9 89.89 ± 19.72 M Y proficient hamstring 2H swing hardstyle 16–48 squat swing + dbl. knee bend
Dicus et al. (2018) [64] 21 21.4 ± 0.5 (F)
20.9 ± 0.7 (M)
69.7 ± 20.4 (F)
79.2 ± 12.1 (M)
M / F Y novice deltoid + pec. Major press other 25% 1RM dumbbell
Lim et al. (2018) 24 22.5 ± 3.3 70.82 ± 7.2 M / F Y novice trunk + lower limb 2H swing hardstyle 3 multiple
Lyons et al. (2017) [65] 14 21.5 ± 2.03 85.53 ± 8.11 M Y novice trunk + upper + lower limbs swing, clean + snatch other 4.5–32 clean + snatch
Rajala et al. (2016) 9 21.4 ± 1.8 67.4 ± 9.6 F Y novice lower limb 2H swing other 4.5 OH swing
St-Onge et al. (2018) [66] 12 31.6 ± 8.2 72.4 ± 13.2 M / F Y proficient shoulder girdle Turkish get-up hardstyle 8 (F) 16 (M) none
Van Gelder et al. (2015) [58] 23 24 ± 1.97 61.8 ± 8.79 (F)
80.5 ± 10.0 (M)
M / F Y novice gluteal + biceps femoris 2H swing other 8–16 1H swing
Wu et al. (2019) 19 22.2 ± 1.1 76.0 ± 13.3 M Y novice lower limb squat + lunge other 20 -
Zebis et al. (2013) [67] 16 23 ± 3 66.2 ± 7.4 F Y novice hamstring 2H swing hardstyle 12–16 multiple
  1. 1H one-handed, 2H two-handed, 1RM 1 repetition maximum, OH overhead, abdn abduction, dbl. double