Date of Award
Master of Science
Health and Sport Science
Metabolic, hormonal and neurological responses to four bouts of lower or upper body resistance exercise preceded by cycle ergometry or rest were assessed. Nine resistance trained men (26.7±6.6 years) underwent bouts of 1) cycle ergometry then bench press, 2) bench press only, 3) cycle ergometry then back squat 4) back squat only. Cycle ergometry was performed at 75% maximum heart rate for 45 minutes. Bench press and back squat protocols required six sets to volitional fatigue at 80% one repetition maximum with two minutes rest between sets. No physiological differences were noted (p>0.05) SIgnificantly more repetitions were performed during set one only for back squat without preceding aerobic exercise (12.6±4.5 vs. 10.0±3.5, p=0.000) and cumulatively at set three (27.1±10.6 vs. 23.1±9.2, p=0.014), no differences were noted for bench press repetitions. Cycle ergometry results in impaired back squat, but not bench press performance, however, the mechanisms of performance decrement are still unknown.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Reed, Jacob Porter, "Acute Responses to Concurrent Endurance and Resistance Exercise" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 263.