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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.

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Received: 27 February 1997 / Accepted: 23 March 1998

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Tsuzuku, S., Ikegami, Y. & Yabe, K. Effects of High-Intensity Resistance Training on Bone Mineral Density in Young Male Powerlifters. Calcif Tissue Int 63, 283–286 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1007/s002239900527

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