Exercise and Recovery Responses of Lymphokines to Heavy Resistance Exercise

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
N. Travis Triplett Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: To examine the effect of dynamic resistance exercise on the response patterns of lymphokines, 10 strength-trained men (21.7 +- 0.6 y) performed 2 resistance exercise protocols, high force (HF) and high power (HP), of equal total work (HF 5 33.0 +- 2.5 kJ; HP 5 33.3 +- 2.7 kJ) in a randomized order separated by 1 week. Resting blood samples were obtained preexercise and 0 (R-0), 15 (R-15), and 240 (R-240) minutes postexercise. Plasma lactate significantly (p < 0.05) increased from baseline for both protocols; however, concentrations were higher in response to the HF protocol. Plasma interleukin- 2 (IL-2) concentrations were significantly decreased from baseline at R-15 following the HF protocol. Plasma interferon- gamma (IFN-g) concentrations decreased at R-0 following the HP protocol and returned to preexercise levels by R-15. Although the suppression of these 2 lymphokines was transient, the results indicate that the acute stress of high force and high resistance workouts induce differential IFN-g and IL-2 responses.

Additional Information

Bush, J.A., Dohi, K., Mastro, A.M., Volek, J.S., Lynch, J.M., Triplett-McBride, N.T., Putukian, M., Sebastianelli, W.J., Newton, R.U., Häkkinen, K., and Kraemer, W.J. (2000) Exercise and recovery responses of lymphokines to heavy resistance exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 14(3), 344-349. Published by National Strength and Conditioning Association (ISSN: 1533-4287). Original version available from publisher’s web site: http://www.nsca-lift.org
Language: English
Date: 2000

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