ELBOW FLEXOR MUSCLE FUNCTION AND UPPER ARM GIRTH FOLLOWING CONCURRENT STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE TRAINING IN NON RESISTANCETRAINED FEMALES

  • M. Newton
  • D. Gibbins
  • P. Sacco
Keywords: resistance training, women, concurrent training, strength, endurance

Abstract

The study investigated the effects of eight weeks of concurrent muscular strength and endurance resistance training of the non-dominant elbow flexors on muscular strength, endurance, and upper arm girths of previously non resistance-trained females. Subjects (n=12) were assigned to one of 3 training groups. These groups were Strength (S), Endurance (E), or Combined (C) with pre and post-training tests for arm girths, 1 RM preacher curl, maximal isometric torque, peak isokinetic torque at velocities of 30 and 90" s-', and total work during 25 continuous repetitions at 90"s.'. Significant increases in prepost strength and endurance occurred in both C and S groups, but not E, in the absence of any change in arm girth. Furthermore, C training produced equivalent gains in strength and endurance to the S and E groups, respectively.
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Coaching and Sports Activities