Accession Number:

ADA348669

Title:

Strategies for Optimizing Strength, Power, and Muscle Hypertrophy in Women.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 21 Aug 96-20 Aug 97,

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

This report overviews the work that was done in year 2 of our investigation. We completed all of the upper and total body resistance training 6 months groups n17 to 21 per group and are now examining the longitudinal data. In year 3 will work to finish the field training and endurance training groups along with completion of the normative men group. We have completed a number of acute cross-sectional studies and have made the following observations 1 Different from prior studies in the literature with small n sizes, women can see a transient increase in testosterone in response to an acute resistance training workout, 2 A relationship between free testosterone and regional fat distribution exists in healthy women too. 3 Insulin-like growth factor response to exercise in women is related to the pre-exercise values and not related to immunoreactive growth hormone responses 4 Post-exercise cortisol concentrations explain the immuno-suppression observed after exercise, 5 To predict abilities in repetitive lifting tasks the best predictors were 1 RM box lift and the 2 mile run time 6 Prediction of strength from cross-sectional area of muscles can be misleading due to a high neural component not factored into many equations 7 The relative gender difference in occupational lifting performance which requires both strength and endurance is less than in pure strength only tasks.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE