Assessment of Neuroplasticity With Strength Training

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2020 Oct;48(4):151-162. doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000229.


Including a brief overview of current investigative approaches, the present Perspectives for Progress article offers an overview of potential future experiments in the field of exercise-related neuroplasticity to strength training. It is proposed that the combination of specific experimental approaches and recently developed techniques holds the potential for unraveling spinal and supraspinal mechanisms involved in the adaptation to strength training.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Animals
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Humans
  • Motor Neurons / physiology
  • Muscle Contraction
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiology
  • Neuronal Plasticity*
  • Pyramidal Tracts / physiology
  • Resistance Training*
  • Synapses