STRENGTH TRAINING PRODUCES A GENDER-SPECIFIC POSTEXERCISE TRIGLYCERIDE RESPONSE
Kendrick, K. H., Harvey, J. F., & Titlow, L. W. (2003). Acute strength training and postmeal triglycerides: A gender comparison. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5), Supplement abstract 1129.
Male (N = 10) and female (N = 10) strength trained subjects refrained from exercising for three days and then received a high fat breakfast (day 1; no-exercise). Blood samples were obtained two hours after the meal. Fasting blood samples were obtained before performing 3 x 10 at 8-15 RM strength exercises on day 2.
A significant interaction was found between gender and triglycerides. Males decreased by 23% and females increased 2% between the two days. Fasting values were similar between men and women.
Implication. Male triglycerides respond different to female triglycerides following a single strength training session and a high-fat postexercise meal.
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