Accession Number : ADA315950

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

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 21 Aug 95-20 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s) : Kraemer, William J.

PDF Url : ADA315950

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : This report represents the first year of our investigation. In the first year we completed the training and testing of 37 women. We also completed testing of 35 men for strength/power gender comparison controls. In order to determine the effects of different types of training programs-this study will utilize 3 years to complete all of the training and testing required to gain the needed n size for 6 experimental groups and a control group of men for gender based comparisons of strength/power performances. In this study military relevant tasks, strength/power testing, neuromuscular responses (e.g., EMG responses), muscle morphology via magnetic resonance imaging, immune function, and endocrine profiles related to anabolic and catabolic hormones will all be determined to gain an underlying biological understanding of the adaptational responses in women to different types of resistance and endurance training programs.

Descriptors :   *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), *STRENGTH(PHYSIOLOGY), *PHYSICAL FITNESS, *RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), *WOMEN, TEST AND EVALUATION, CONTROL, FUNCTIONS, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), TRAINING, COMPARISON, MORPHOLOGY, ENDURANCE(GENERAL), POWER, MILITARY TRAINING, MUSCLES, IMMUNITY, NERVES, MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE