The Effects of Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage on Motor Unit Firing

Jones, Sherman (2016) The Effects of Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage on Motor Unit Firing. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Dwight Waddell from Electrical Engineering, University of Mississippi.

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Exercise induced muscle damage is commonly seen in individuals who are unaccustomed to exercise above a particular activity level. This temporary condition is marked by damage to individual sarcomeres, delayed onset muscle soreness, and localized edema. The analyzed data is decomposed electromyography (dEMG) data from the University of Oklahoma’s Department of Health and Exercise Science. There, it was shown that following exercise-induced muscle damage, more slow motor units are recruited for force production. For this thesis, MATLAB ® was used to calculate the synchronization and coherence of 378 motor unit pairs. It was found that following exercise-induced muscle damage, both synchronization and coherence decreased.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Jones, Sherman
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. in Chemical Engineering
Thesis Advisor: Dwight Waddell
Thesis Advisor's Department: Electrical Engineering
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Sherman Jones
Date Deposited: 19 May 2016 19:49
Last Modified: 19 May 2016 19:49

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