Exercise prescription and strategies to promote the cross-education of strength: a scoping review

Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2023 Aug 1;48(8):569-582. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2023-0041. Epub 2023 May 8.


The cross-education of strength is moderated by exercise design and prescription in clinical and non-clinical populations. This review synthesizes the available evidence regarding exercise design strategies for unilateral resistance training and provides evidence-based recommendations for the prescription of unilateral training to maximize the cross-education of strength. Greater insights regarding the timing and effectiveness of cross-education interventions in clinical scenarios will strengthen the use of unilateral resistance training for individuals who may benefit from its use.

Keywords: aging; injury; kinesiology; physical therapy; physiotherapy; resistance training; strength training.

Publication types

  • Review