Title

Chronic neural adaptations to unilateral exercise: mechanisms of cross education

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Zhou, S 2000, 'Chronic neural adaptations to unilateral exercise: mechanisms of cross education', Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, vol. 28, no. 4, pp.177-184.

Abstract

Cross education refers to the contralateral effect of chronic motor activity in one limb. The effect can enhance or diminish motor activity and is specific to the homologous muscles and the training task. The mechanisms underlying the phenomenon involve adaptations in the nervous system, probably at the level of the spinal cord.