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Confirmation of Candidature - Candidate : Nicole Jones

Optimising Eccentric Exercise Prescription for Healthy Aging
14 DEC 2021
2.00 PM - 3.30 PM

Unaccustomed eccentric exercise induces muscle damage characterised by strength loss and muscle soreness. However, the magnitude of muscle damage is attenuated when the same exercise is repeated within several weeks (known as the repeated bout effect; RBE). Interestingly, this protective effect also occurs in the contralateral, untrained limb (CL-RBE), though the underlying neuromuscular mechanisms governing the CL-RBE and the optimal prescription of eccentric exercise to induce CL-RBE remain unclear. A better understanding of the CL-RBE will better inform the prescription of eccentric exercise, especially for those with unilateral injury or disease. Therefore, this research seeks to define the intensity and time course of eccentric exercise necessary to confer the CL-RBE and examine the underlying neural mechanisms involved in the CL-RBE.

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