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Heavier and lighter load resistance training to momentary failure produce similar increases in strength with differing degrees of discomfort.
Muscle Nerve. 2017 Oct; 56(4):797-803.MN

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

It has been suggested that disparities in effort and discomfort between high- and low-load resistance training might exist, which in turn have produced unequivocal adaptations between studies.

METHODS

Strength responses to heavier load (HL; 80% maximum voluntary isometric torque; MVIT) and lighter load (LL; 50% MVIT) resistance training were examined in addition to acute perceptions of effort and discomfort. Seven men (20.6 ± 0.5 years, 178.9 ± 3.2 cm, 77.1 ± 2.7 kg) performed unilateral resistance training of the knee extensors to momentary failure using HL and LL.

RESULTS

Analyses revealed significant pre- to post-intervention increases in strength for both HL and LL, with no significant between-group differences (P > 0.05). Mean repetitions per set, total training time, and discomfort were all significantly higher for LL compared with HL (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION

This study indicates that resistance training with HL and LL produces similar strength adaptations, but discomfort should be considered before selecting a training load. Muscle Nerve 56: 797-803, 2017.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN, UK.School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN, UK.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28006852

Citation

Fisher, James Peter, and James Steele. "Heavier and Lighter Load Resistance Training to Momentary Failure Produce Similar Increases in Strength With Differing Degrees of Discomfort." Muscle & Nerve, vol. 56, no. 4, 2017, pp. 797-803.
Fisher JP, Steele J. Heavier and lighter load resistance training to momentary failure produce similar increases in strength with differing degrees of discomfort. Muscle Nerve. 2017;56(4):797-803.
Fisher, J. P., & Steele, J. (2017). Heavier and lighter load resistance training to momentary failure produce similar increases in strength with differing degrees of discomfort. Muscle & Nerve, 56(4), 797-803. https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.25537
Fisher JP, Steele J. Heavier and Lighter Load Resistance Training to Momentary Failure Produce Similar Increases in Strength With Differing Degrees of Discomfort. Muscle Nerve. 2017;56(4):797-803. PubMed PMID: 28006852.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Heavier and lighter load resistance training to momentary failure produce similar increases in strength with differing degrees of discomfort. AU - Fisher,James Peter, AU - Steele,James, Y1 - 2017/04/17/ PY - 2016/09/20/received PY - 2016/12/08/revised PY - 2016/12/20/accepted PY - 2016/12/23/pubmed PY - 2017/10/11/medline PY - 2016/12/23/entrez KW - exertion KW - heavy KW - isometric strength KW - light KW - pain KW - recreational exercise SP - 797 EP - 803 JF - Muscle & nerve JO - Muscle Nerve VL - 56 IS - 4 N2 - INTRODUCTION: It has been suggested that disparities in effort and discomfort between high- and low-load resistance training might exist, which in turn have produced unequivocal adaptations between studies. METHODS: Strength responses to heavier load (HL; 80% maximum voluntary isometric torque; MVIT) and lighter load (LL; 50% MVIT) resistance training were examined in addition to acute perceptions of effort and discomfort. Seven men (20.6 ± 0.5 years, 178.9 ± 3.2 cm, 77.1 ± 2.7 kg) performed unilateral resistance training of the knee extensors to momentary failure using HL and LL. RESULTS: Analyses revealed significant pre- to post-intervention increases in strength for both HL and LL, with no significant between-group differences (P > 0.05). Mean repetitions per set, total training time, and discomfort were all significantly higher for LL compared with HL (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: This study indicates that resistance training with HL and LL produces similar strength adaptations, but discomfort should be considered before selecting a training load. Muscle Nerve 56: 797-803, 2017. SN - 1097-4598 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28006852/Heavier_and_lighter_load_resistance_training_to_momentary_failure_produce_similar_increases_in_strength_with_differing_degrees_of_discomfort_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.25537 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -