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Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)


Kinesiology and Sport Studies

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Michael H. Stone

Committee Members

Charles A. Stuart, Michael W. Ramsey, N. Travis Triplett


Resistance training can alter a number of health-related and performance variables. These alterations include beneficial effects on body composition, blood pressure, and blood lipids and enhanced maximum strength, rate of force development, and power. These enhancements may translate into a better quality of life. As a result, resistance training can be used as a valuable tool in ameliorating the effects of a sedentary lifestyle, including those associated with metabolic syndrome. Nineteen subjects (10 metabolic syndrome, 9 previously sedentary nonmetabolic syndrome) underwent 8 weeks of supervised resistance training. After training, strength and O2 peak increased by approximately 10% in the metabolic and nonmetabolic syndrome groups and the male and female groups. Percent body fat decreased in subjects with the metabolic syndrome and in females. Additionally, lean body mass increased in all groups (p<0.05). Eight weeks of resistance training improves several cardiovascular risk factors of metabolic syndrome.

Document Type

Thesis - restricted


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