Contralateral muscle activity and fatigue in the human first dorsal interosseous muscle.

@article{Post2008ContralateralMA,
  title={Contralateral muscle activity and fatigue in the human first dorsal interosseous muscle.},
  author={Marijn Post and Sibel Bayrak and Daniel Kernell and Inge Zijdewind},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 1},
  pages={70-82}
}
During effortful unilateral contractions, muscle activation is not limited to the target muscles but activity is also observed in contralateral muscles. The amount of this associated activity is depressed in a fatigued muscle, even after correction for fatigue-related changes in maximal force. In the present experiments, we aimed to compare fatigue-related changes in associated activity vs. parameters that are used as markers for changes in central nervous system (CNS) excitability. Subjects… CONTINUE READING