Effects of High-Intensity Resistance Training on Bone Mineral Density in Young Male Powerlifters
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The effects of high-intensity resistance training on bone mineral density (BMD) and its relationship to strength were investigated. Lumbar spine (L2-L4), proximal femur, and whole body BMD were measured in 10 male powerlifters and 11 controls using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). There were significant differences in lumbar spine and whole body BMD between powerlifters and controls, but not in proximal femur BMD. A significant correlation was found between lumbar spine BMD and powerlifting performance. These results suggest that high-intensity resistance training is effective in increasing the lumbar spine and whole body BMD.
- Effects of High-Intensity Resistance Training on Bone Mineral Density in Young Male Powerlifters
Calcified Tissue International
Volume 63, Issue 4 , pp 283-286
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- Key words: Bone mineral density — Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry — Resistance training — Young male.
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- A1. Department of Epidemiology, National Institute for Longevity Sciences, 36-3 Gengo, Morioka-cho, Obu-city, Aichi pref, 474-8522 Japan, JP
- A2. Research Center of Health, Physical Fitness and Sports, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, JP