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
Participate in this ResearchSubmitting this form will put you in contact with the main point of contact for this project. They will provide more information and determine if you meet all of the qualifications needed.
PI: Matt S. Stock, Ph.D.
IRB Expiration December 16, 2020
December 1, 2020
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 Laboratory
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