Calcified Tissue International

, Volume 63, Issue 4, pp 283–286

Effects of High-Intensity Resistance Training on Bone Mineral Density in Young Male Powerlifters

  • S.  Tsuzuku
  • Y.  Ikegami
  • K.  Yabe

Abstract.

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.

Key words: Bone mineral density — Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry — Resistance training — Young male. 

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© 1998 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Authors and Affiliations

  • S.  Tsuzuku
    • 1
  • Y.  Ikegami
    • 2
  • K.  Yabe
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology, National Institute for Longevity Sciences, 36-3 Gengo, Morioka-cho, Obu-city, Aichi pref, 474-8522 JapanJP
  2. 2.Research Center of Health, Physical Fitness and Sports, Nagoya University, Nagoya, JapanJP

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