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Effect of Heavy Dynamic Resistive Exercise on Acute Upper‐Body Power
We investigated whether a set of 5 repetitions of 5 repetition maximum (RM) bench press preceding explosive pushups would significantly influence indicators of power: impulse and maximum rate of force development. Expand
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Induction of cortical plasticity and improved motor performance following unilateral and bilateral transcranial direct current stimulation of the primary motor cortex
BackgroundTranscranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive technique that modulates the excitability of neurons within the primary motor cortex (M1). Research shows that anodal-tDCSExpand
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Anodal tDCS applied during strength training enhances motor cortical plasticity.
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to assess the effect of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (a-tDCS) on voluntary dynamic strength and cortical plasticity when applied during aExpand
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Effects of secondary warm up following stretching
Evidence suggests that static stretching inhibits muscular power. However, research does not reflect practice whereby individuals follow up stretching with secondary activity. This study investigatedExpand
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Strength training reduces intracortical inhibition
Paired‐pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation was used to investigate the influence of 4 weeks of heavy load squat strength training on corticospinal excitability and short‐interval intracorticalExpand
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Cross education and immobilisation: mechanisms and implications for injury rehabilitation.
OBJECTIVES Unilateral strength training produces an increase in strength of the contralateral homologous muscle group. This process of strength transfer, known as cross education, is generallyExpand
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Isometric exercise induces analgesia and reduces inhibition in patellar tendinopathy
Background Few interventions reduce patellar tendinopathy (PT) pain in the short term. Eccentric exercises are painful and have limited effectiveness during the competitive season. Isometric andExpand
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The Pain of Tendinopathy: Physiological or Pathophysiological?
Tendon pain remains an enigma. Many clinical features are consistent with tissue disruption—the pain is localised, persistent and specifically associated with tendon loading, whereas others areExpand
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Neurophysiological Responses After Short-Term Strength Training of the Biceps Brachii Muscle
Kidgell, DJ, Stokes, MA, Castricum, TJ, and Pearce, AJ. Neurophysiological responses after short-term strength training of the biceps brachii muscle. J Strength Cond Res 24(11): 3123-3132, 2010. TheExpand
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Corticospinal properties following short-term strength training of an intrinsic hand muscle.
Practicing skilled tasks that involve the use of the hand and fingers has been shown to lead to adaptations within the central nervous system (CNS) underpinning improvements in the performance of theExpand
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