CHPS RESEARCH STUDIES

Influence of Resistance Training Experience on the Efficacy of Mental Imagery

Influence of Resistance Training Experience on the Efficacy of Mental Imagery

Kinesthetic mental imagery is a technique that has previously been utilized to modulate neural signaling to the limbs in the absence of any mechanical movement of the limb. Mental imagery and resistance training have both proven to provide a positive impact on muscle strength. However, the interplay between a mental imagery task and resistance training experience has yet to be fully investigated in terms of their impact on corticospinal excitability and inhibition. This study will utilize a brain stimulation technique, known as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), to determine how resistance training experience and a mental imagery task impact corticospinal excitability in the hand and wrist.

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Both men and women may participate
  • Aged 18-35 years
  • Participate in resistance training at least 3 times/week OR do not participate in any resistance training

Exclusion Qualifications:

You may not participate in this research opportunity if any of the following applies to you:
  • Do not meet the resistance training experience requirements of either group
  • Neuromuscular disease (e.g. Parkinson’s, MS, ALS) or Metabolic disease (e.g. diabetes, thyroid disorder, metabolic syndrome)
  • Arthritis in the upper limbs (hands, arms, shoulders) or trouble using/controlling one’s muscles
  • History of cancer, stroke, or heart attack
  • Use of an assistive walking device or other mobility aids
  • Physician mandated contraindication to exercise within the last 6 months
  • Epilepsy or history of convulsions/seizures, fainting, or syncope
  • History of head trauma that was diagnosed as concussion or was associated with loss of consciousness
  • History of hearing problems or tinnitus
  • Cochlear implants
  • Implanted metal in the brain, skull, or elsewhere in the body
  • Use of muscle relaxants or benzodiazepines
  • Allergy to rubbing alcohol
  • Any other health related illnesses that would prohibit a participant from physical performance testing
  • Lack of transportation to and from the laboratory

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UCF IRB#: STUDY00000170
ClinicalTrials.gov ID
PI: Matt S. Stock, Ph.D
IRB Expiration March 24, 2021
Recruitment End Date:
March 1, 2021
Location:
UCF Partnership I Building
12354 Research Parkway
Room 221
Orlando, FL 32826
Time Commitment:
Number of visits: 2
Expected time per visit: 2 hours
Compensation:
Type: $20 Target gift card for completing
Point of Contact:
Ryan Girts
Faculty Advisors:
Matt Stock
Associated Units:
Kinesiology
Physical Therapy
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science

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