Effects of resistance exercise type on cortisol and androgen cross talk in resistance-trained women

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Sport Sciences, University of Bojnord, Bojnord, Iran


The current study aimed to compare the effect of hypertrophy-, strength-, and power-type resistance exercise in resistance-trained women with considering cortisol and androgen cross talk. After one-repetition maximum (1-RM) estimation, ten resistance-trained women (age: 26.30 ± 4.95 years; body mass index: 22.07 ± 2.02 kg/m2; body fat: 24.64 ± 4.98%) conducted hypertrophy- (70% of 1-RM), strength- (90% of 1-RM), and power-type (45% of 1-RM) resistance exercise for three consecutive weeks. The movements included lever leg extension, reverse-grip lat pull-down, horizontal leg press, standing biceps cable curl, lying leg curl, machines bench press, standing cable triceps extension, and seated calf raises. Fasting blood was taken before and immediately after each trial. Statistical analyses were performed at a significance level of P

What is already known on this subject?

Hypertrophy-, strength-, and power-type resistance exercises can improve anabolic responses in resistance-trained women.


What this study adds?

In addition to hypertrophy-type resistance exercise, women can use strength- and power-type resistance activities to develop body mass.


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