Master of Science (MS)
Fatigue can manifest in the human body in a multitude of ways, one of these is neural-based fatigue. Neural-based fatigue occurs when the nerve fails to activate a muscle (Brooks et al., 2005). The purpose of this research is to investigate rates of neural recovery following a resistance exercise protocol. A pre-test consisting of a 5-second maximum voluntary isometric knee extension was performed. Next, each subject performed a resistance exercise protocol consisting of 5 sets of 10 repetitions of isokinetic knee extensions. Post-tests following the resistance exercise protocol consisted of 5-second maximum voluntary isometric knee extensions after 1, 5, 10, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, and 120 minutes of sedentary rest. Following the exercise protocol, mean RMS values, mean EMG frequency, and median EMG frequency were not significantly impacted by the resistance exercise protocol (p > 0.05). Rates of neural recovery were unable to be determined from the muscular force and EMG data.
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Polk, Darren Michael, "Neural Recovery Rates of Knee Extensors Following a Resistance Exercise Protocol" (2016). LSU Master's Theses. 524.