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MA (Master of Arts)
Kinesiology and Sport Studies
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Michael H. Stone
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 V̇O2 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.
Thesis - Campus Only
South, Mark Allen, "Effects of Short-Term Resistance Training on Adult Men and Women with and without Metabolic Syndrome." (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1749. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1749
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