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Current research suggests that strength gains related to central neural adaptation occur more rapidly than peripheral mechanisms5. Central neural drive (CND) is the measure of cortical output that coordinates up-regulation of agonist contraction and inhibition of antagonist musculature in voluntary muscle contractions2. Two common techniques for measuring CND are twitch interpolation and motor evoked potential from transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Effects of High Intensity Exercise on Central Neural Drive in Healthy Populations
LeGrand, SPT, Nicholas; Robb, SPT, Kyra; Slobodian, SPT, Emily; Weaknecht, SPT, Nicole; Wood, SPT, Megan; and Muth, PT, PhD, Stephanie, "Effects of High Intensity Exercise on Central Neural Drive in Healthy Populations" (2016). Department of Physical Therapy Capstone Posters. 9.