Reliability of Lower-Limb Neuromuscular Function
The purpose of this study is to examine test-retest reliability of measurements of corticospinal excitability and inhibition when testing lower-body muscles. A brain stimulation technique known as transcranial magnetic stimulation will be used to deliver pulses to the motor cortex during muscle contractions. Participation in the study requires 2, 3 hour visits to the UCF Neuromuscular Plasticity Laboratory. The results from this investigation will have important methodological implications in studying central nervous system adaptations for lower-body muscles.
- Men and women
- Age between 18-35 years
Exclusion Qualifications:You may not participate in this research opportunity if any of the following applies to you:
- Neuromuscular (e.g. Parkinson’s, MS, ALS) or metabolic disease (e.g. diabetes, thyroid disorder, metabolic syndrome)
- Major musculoskeletal injury or surgery within the previous year.
- Previous right knee surgery (regardless of time since surgery).
- Trouble using or controlling one’s muscles
- Use of anabolic steroids within the previous year
- History of cancer, stroke, or heart attack
- 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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PI: Matt S. Stock, Ph.D.
IRB Expiration December 16, 2020
June 1, 2021
UCF Partnership 1 Building
12354 Research Parkway
Orlando, FL 32826
Number of visits: 2
Expected time per visit: 3 hours
Type: $20 Target gift card for completing both visits ($10/visit)
Matt S. Stock
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science
Neuromuscular Plasticity Lab
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