Weight Lifting

Publication Title: 
The Journal of Social Psychology

A predominately European American sample of middle class college students rated hypermuscular female bodybuilders and the men who were romantically involved with them on measures of perceived gender traits, personality traits, social behaviors, and heterosexual behaviors. Participants perceived hypermuscular women, as compared to the average woman, as having more masculine and fewer feminine interests, less likely to be good mothers, and less intelligent, socially popular, and attractive.

Author(s): 
Forbes, Gordon B.
Adams-Curtis, Leah E.
Holmgren, Katie M.
White, Kay B.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

To assess the individual and combined effects of weight loss and weight training on body weight and body composition, 40 obese women were randomly assigned to one of four groups for an 8 wk weight-loss study. These groups were control (C); diet without exercise (DO); diet plus weight training (DPE); and weight training without diet (EO). Body weight decreased for DO (-4.47 kg) and DPE (-3.89 kg) compared with C (-0.38 kg) and EO (0.45 kg). Lean body weight (LBW) increased for EO (1.07 kg) compared with DO (-0.91 kg) and C (-0.31 kg) and for DPE (0.43 kg) compared with DO.

Author(s): 
Ballor, D. L.
Katch, V. L.
Becque, M. D.
Marks, C. R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md.: 1985)

Thirty-one women (mean age 35.4 +/- 8.5 yr) who were overweight were matched and randomly placed into either a control group (Con; n = 6), a diet-only group (D; n = 8), a diet+aerobic endurance exercise training group (DE; n = 9), or a diet+aerobic endurance exercise training+strength training group (DES; n = 8). After 12 wk, the three dietary groups demonstrated a significant (P </= 0.05) reduction in body mass, %body fat, and fat mass. No differences were observed in the magnitude of loss among groups, in fat-free mass, or in resting metabolic rate.

Author(s): 
Kraemer, W. J.
Volek, J. S.
Clark, K. L.
Gordon, S. E.
Incledon, T.
Puhl, S. M.
Triplett-McBride, N. T.
McBride, J. M.
Putukian, M.
Sebastianelli, W. J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Rib fractures are commonly associated with blunt trauma, but there are instances where this is not the case. In this case a patient fractured the second rib during a "bench press" weight lifting maneuver. The possible etiology is proposed, and the incidence, causes, diagnosis, complications, and treatment of rib fractures are discussed.

Author(s): 
Goeser, C. D.
Aikenhead, J. A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To discuss the case of a 42-yr-old weightlifter with osteogenesis imperfecta. CLINICAL FEATURES: The patient had bilateral acute elbow pain and a previous history of more than 35 fractures of the spine and extremities. INTERVENTION: There is no current treatment for osteogenesis imperfecta. Treatment objectives were designed to minimize pain, improve range of motion, and decrease stress on the elbow joints. Nutritional supplementation was used to help maintain bone density. The elbow pain improved with treatment, and the patient has had no new fractures in the last 6 years.

Author(s): 
Yochum, Terry R.
Kulbaba, Stephen
Seibert, Richard E.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To discuss the case of a 42-yr-old weightlifter with osteogenesis imperfecta. CLINICAL FEATURES: The patient had bilateral acute elbow pain and a previous history of more than 35 fractures of the spine and extremities. INTERVENTION: There is no current treatment for osteogenesis imperfecta. Treatment objectives were designed to minimize pain, improve range of motion, and decrease stress on the elbow joints. Nutritional supplementation was used to help maintain bone density. The elbow pain improved with treatment, and the patient has had no new fractures in the last 6 years.

Author(s): 
Yochum, Terry R.
Kulbaba, Stephen
Seibert, Richard E.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to discuss the presentation, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of a case of intracranial hypotension presenting to a chiropractic office as acute severe headache and neck pain. CLINICAL FEATURES: Flexion injury during a weight lift resulted in a severe postural headache and upper cervical spine pain in a 51-year-old man. The patient presented with unusual symptoms, but normal palpatory findings, and a lack of postural distortion.

Author(s): 
Knutson, Gary A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate resistance training (RES) and RES combined with chiropractic treatment (RES-C) on fibromyalgia (FM) impact and functionality in women with FM. DESIGN: The design of the study was a randomized control trial. SETTING: Testing and training were completed at the university and chiropractic treatment was completed at chiropractic clinics. PARTICIPANTS: Participants (48 +/- 9 years; mean +/- standard deviation) were randomly assigned to RES (n = 10) or RES-C (n = 11).

Author(s): 
Panton, Lynn B.
Figueroa, Arturo
Kingsley, J. Derek
Hornbuckle, Lyndsey
Wilson, Jacob
St John, Noah
Abood, Doris
Mathis, Reed
VanTassel, John
McMillan, Victor
Publication Title: 
Physical Therapy

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Loss of lower-extremity strength increases the risk of falls in older persons. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that a vigorous program of lower-extremity strengthening, walking, and postural control exercises would improve the single-stance balance of healthy older women and lower their risk of falls and fall-associated injuries. SUBJECTS: From a total of 38 respondents, 21 women were randomly assigned to either a treatment group (combined training, n = 12) or a control group (flexibility training, n = 9).

Author(s): 
Judge, J. O.
Lindsey, C.
Underwood, M.
Winsemius, D.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect on balance and strength of 3 months of intensive balance and/or weight training followed by 6 months of low intensity Tai Chi training for maintenance of gains. DESIGN: Randomized control intervention. Four groups in 2 x 2 design: Control, Balance, Strength, Balance + Strength, using blinded testers. SETTING: Exercise and balance laboratory at University of Connecticut Health Center.

Author(s): 
Wolfson, L.
Whipple, R.
Derby, C.
Judge, J.
King, M.
Amerman, P.
Schmidt, J.
Smyers, D.

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