Effects of equal-volume resistance training performed one or two times a week in upper body muscle size and strength of untrained young men

  • Gentil P
  • Fischer B
  • Martorelli A
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Abstract

AIM The purpose of the present study was to compare the effects of equal-volume resistance training (RT) performed once or twice a week on muscle mass and strength of the elbow flexors in untrained young men. METHODS Thirty men (23 ± 3 years) without previous resistance training experience were divided into two groups: Group 1 (G1) trained each muscle group only once a week and group 2 (G2) trained each muscle twice a week during 10 weeks. Baseline and 10 weeks post-test elbow flexors muscle thickness (MT) were measured using a B-Mode ultrasound. Peak torque (PT) was assessed by an isokinetic dynamometer before and after the training program. RESULTS Elbow flexors MT increased significantly (P

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  • Hypertrophy
  • Muscle strength
  • Ultrasonography
  • Weight lifting

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  • Paulo GentilUniversidade Federal de Goias

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  • B. Fischer

  • A. S. Martorelli

  • R. M. Lima

  • M. Bottaro

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