Masseter Activation Influence on Core Endurance Exercise

The purpose of this research study is to investigate the degree to which teeth clenching influences performance in the core endurance exercise, the plank, on different surfaces. This study will analyze the connections between oral health and athletic abilities through the use of surface electromyography (EMG). We expect that you will be in this research study for one session that will last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Ages of 18-45
  • Active healthy adult, defined as participating in moderate exercise 30 minutes a day for 5 times per week.

Exclusion Qualifications:

You may not participate in this research opportunity if any of the following applies to you:
  • No low back pain, hip or recent arm or leg injury.
  • No self reported balance disorder
  • No known muscular abnormalities
  • No previous year history of low back pain, and no low back surgery or lower arm or leg surgery.

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UCF IRB#: 00003193
PI: L. Colby Mangum
IRB Expiration December 10, 2021
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Recruitment End Date:
December 10, 2021
Health Sciences Building 2
4364 Scorpius Street
Orlando, FL 32816
Time Commitment:
Number of visits: 1
Expected time per visit: 60 minutes
Point of Contact:
Colby Mangum
Associated Units:
Athletic Training
Health Sciences
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science
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