Our laboratory is always recruiting men and women to participate in our research studies. Participation in our studies not only helps contribute to science, but can also be a fun learning experience.

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#1: Project MNOP (UCF IRB #SBE-18-14657)

Why are we doing this study? To determine if observing strong or weak muscle contractions of the hand and wrist affect muscle strength.

Who can participate? Healthy men and women ≥ 70 years of age.

Who can't participate? Major exclusion criteria include (but are not limited to) individuals that lack transportation, have a history of disease and/or major medical complications, and use medications that may affect muscle performance.

Time commitment: 4, ≤2 hour visits to the laboratory

Compensation available?: Yes, $50 in the form of gift cards

Principal Investigator: Dr. Stock

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#2: Mental Imagery Study (UCF IRB #170)

Why are we doing this study? To determine if resistance training experience influences the effects of mental imagery on brain function

Who can participate? Healthy men and women 18-35 years of age that have:

•NOT participated in any resistance training over the past 6 months

OR

•Participated in resistance training at least 3 days per week over the previous 6 month

Who can't participate? Major exclusion criteria include (but are not limited to) individuals that lack transportation, have a history of disease and/or major medical complications, and use medications that may affect muscle performance.

Time commitment: 2, ≤2 hour visits to the laboratory

Compensation available?: Yes, $20 in the form of gift cards

Principal Investigator: Dr. Stock

#3: Rest Interval Study (UCF IRB #SBE-17-12933)

Why are we doing this study? To determine if muscle fatigue differs between younger and older men and women, and whether resting between muscle contractions enhances performance.

Who can participate? Healthy men and women between the ages of 18-30 or 65+ years with a BMI < 30 that have not been engaged in a structured exercise program during the previous six months.

Who can't participate? Individuals with metabolic or neuromuscular disease, use of tobacco or recreational drugs, surgery within the previous year, engagement in more than 3 strenuous lower-body exercise sessions per month within the previous 6 months, allergic reactions to rubbing alcohol, and/or use medications that may affect muscle performance.

Time commitment: 3, 1 hour visits to the laboratory

Compensation available?: Yes

Principal Investigator: Dr. Stock

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