Effects of Endurance and Resistance Training on Cardiovascular Risk in Military Eligible Women.
Annual rept. 25 Sep 97-24 Sep 98,
MARYLAND UNIV BALTIMORE
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The overall hypothesis is that the decline in physical activity habits and resultant increase in body fat reduces exercise capacity and muscle mass in military women. These lifestyle changes worsen cardiovascular risk factors. Therefore, continued involvement in resistance and endurance exercise programs which increases or preserves fat-free mass, as well as enhances physical activity will prevent functional declines in military-eligible women. Although exercise is frequently recommended to enhance overall fitness, it is unclear as to whether endurance or resistance exercise is more effective in attenuating functional and cardiovascular declines in women. We will systematically compare the effects of endurance and resistance exercise on physical activity, cardiovascular fitness, and fat metabolism in military eligible women.
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