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dc.creatorFarthing, Jonathan Peteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-12-12T10:06:30Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T05:10:18Z
dc.date.available2005-12-12T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T05:10:18Z
dc.date.created2005-12en_US
dc.date.issued2005-12-01en_US
dc.date.submittedDecember 2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-12122005-100630en_US
dc.description.abstractCross-education of strength is a neural adaptation defined as the increase in strength of the untrained contralateral limb after unilateral training of the opposite homologous limb. The neural mechanisms of the effect have remained elusive, although it appears to be a motor learning adaptation. Despite cross-education of strength being an inter-limb effect, no previous study has determined the influence of handedness and the direction of transfer (dominant to non-dominant or the reverse). Arguably, this is partly responsible for massive variation in the literature regarding the magnitude of the effect. The primary purpose of this document is to attempt to determine the central and peripheral neuro-physiological mechanisms controlling cross-education of muscular strength. Prior to determining the mechanisms of the effect, the influence of handedness and the preferred direction of transfer for cross-education of strength must be addressed. The secondary purpose is to determine the preferential direction of transfer of cross-education of strength in order to isolate the circumstances in which the effect is more pronounced. Two experiments were necessary to meet these objectives. Experiment 1: The purpose was to determine the effect of the direction of transfer on cross-education in right-handed individuals. Subjects were randomized into a left-hand training (LEFT), right-hand training (RIGHT), or non-training control (CON) group. Strength training was 6 weeks of maximal isometric ulnar deviation, 4 times per week. The change in strength in the untrained limb was greatest in the RIGHT group (39.2%; pen_US
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dc.subjectCross-educationen_US
dc.subjectfMRIen_US
dc.subjectNeural Adaptationen_US
dc.subjectUnilateral Resistance Trainingen_US
dc.subjectEMGen_US
dc.titleFunctional magnetic resonance imaging and electromyography of neuro-physiological adaptations associated with cross-education of a complex strength tasken_US
thesis.degree.departmentCollege of Kinesiologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCollege of Kinesiologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSpink, Kevin S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSarty, Gordon E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGardiner, Philen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChilibeck, Philip D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChad, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBorowsky, Ronen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBinsted, Gordonen_US


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