The acute effects of varied resistance training methods on blood lactate and loading characteristics in recreationally trained men

Paulo Gentil Elke Oliveira Keila Fontana Guilherme Molina Ricardo Jacó de Oliveira Martim Bottaro About the authors

Several resistance training methods (RTM) have been developed in order to manipulate physiological stimuli and obtain better results with training. The purpose of this study is to compare the metabolic and mechanical responses among seven different RTM reported in the literature. The RTM were compared with regard to blood lactate, time under tension (TUT) and total loading (TUT x load) in recreationally trained young men. The RTM tested were 10RM (TEN), superslow (SL), functional isometrics (FI), adapted vascular occlusion (VO), 6RM (SIX), forced repetitions (FR) and breakdowns (BD). All RTM produced significant increases in blood lactate, with no difference among them. The BD method elicited higher TUT and total loading compared to the other RTM tested.

Strength training; Muscle hypertrophy; Acute responses; Blood lactate; Work


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