resistance training and contralateral effects

Contralateral Effects – Train One Limb and the Other Limb Becomes Stronger

The implications for contralateral effects are tremendous. Any patient/client who has had an injury, and therefore immobilization / disuse for a period of time, should be able to preserve the strength of the musculature of the immobilized limb by performing resistance training of the healthy, non-immobilized limb.