The effects of Bodymax high-repetition resistance training on measures of body composition and muscular strength in active adult women

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/29092
Title:
The effects of Bodymax high-repetition resistance training on measures of body composition and muscular strength in active adult women
Authors:
O'Connor, Tracey E; Lamb, Kevin L
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a light, high-repetition resistance-training program on skinfold thicknesses and muscular strength in women. Thirty-nine active women (mean age 38.64 +/- 4.97 years) were randomly placed into a resistance-training group (RT; n = 20) or a control group (CG; n = 19). The RT group performed a resistance-training program called Bodymax for 1 hour, 3 d.wk(-1), which incorporated the use of variable free weights and high repetitions in a group setting. The CG group continued its customary aerobic training for 1 hour 3 d.wk(-1). Five skinfold and 7 muscular strength measures were determined pretraining and after 12 weeks of training. Sum of skinfolds decreased (-17 mm; p < 0.004) and muscular strength increased (+57.4 kg; p < 0.004) in the RT group. Effect sizes for individual skinfold sites and strength measures were "medium" and "high," respectively. Bodymax is an effective resistance-training program for reducing skinfold thickness and increasing muscular strength in active women. Therefore, women with a similar or lower-activity status should consider incorporating such training into their regular fitness programs.
Affiliation:
Chester College of Higher Education
Citation:
Journal of strength and conditioning research, 2003, 17(3), 614-20
Publisher:
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Journal:
Journal of strength and conditioning research
Issue Date:
Aug-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/29092
PubMed ID:
12930195
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http://www.nsca-jscr.org/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the author's PDF version of an article published in Journal of strenght and conditioning research in 2003. The definitive version is available at http://www.nsca-jscr.org
ISSN:
1064-8011
Appears in Collections:
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Tracey E-
dc.contributor.authorLamb, Kevin L-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-30T13:34:17Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-30T13:34:17Z-
dc.date.issued2003-08-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of strength and conditioning research, 2003, 17(3), 614-20en
dc.identifier.issn1064-8011-
dc.identifier.pmid12930195-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/29092-
dc.descriptionThis is the author's PDF version of an article published in Journal of strenght and conditioning research in 2003. The definitive version is available at http://www.nsca-jscr.orgen
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a light, high-repetition resistance-training program on skinfold thicknesses and muscular strength in women. Thirty-nine active women (mean age 38.64 +/- 4.97 years) were randomly placed into a resistance-training group (RT; n = 20) or a control group (CG; n = 19). The RT group performed a resistance-training program called Bodymax for 1 hour, 3 d.wk(-1), which incorporated the use of variable free weights and high repetitions in a group setting. The CG group continued its customary aerobic training for 1 hour 3 d.wk(-1). Five skinfold and 7 muscular strength measures were determined pretraining and after 12 weeks of training. Sum of skinfolds decreased (-17 mm; p < 0.004) and muscular strength increased (+57.4 kg; p < 0.004) in the RT group. Effect sizes for individual skinfold sites and strength measures were "medium" and "high," respectively. Bodymax is an effective resistance-training program for reducing skinfold thickness and increasing muscular strength in active women. Therefore, women with a similar or lower-activity status should consider incorporating such training into their regular fitness programs.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Strength and Conditioning Associationen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nsca-jscr.org/en
dc.subjectskinfoldsen
dc.subjectstrength trainingen
dc.subjectmuscular enduranceen
dc.subjectfemalesen
dc.subject.meshAnalysis of Variance-
dc.subject.meshBiomechanics-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMuscle Contraction-
dc.subject.meshMuscle, Skeletal-
dc.subject.meshPhysical Education and Training-
dc.subject.meshPhysical Endurance-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy-
dc.subject.meshSkinfold Thickness-
dc.titleThe effects of Bodymax high-repetition resistance training on measures of body composition and muscular strength in active adult womenen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentChester College of Higher Educationen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of strength and conditioning researchen

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