Contralateral Strength Training Effect
Written by Melissa Hurley
Believe it or defy it?
Contralateral strength training is the effect that training one side of the body will increase strength on the opposite side as well. Contralateral training has been around for a very long time but mainly in rehabilitation from injury and not as a regular training methodology. As a surgically repaired athlete, I have witnessed firsthand the beneficial effects of contralateral strength training.
Studies have shown that conditioning the uninvolved side of the body will have a positive effect on the involved side.