Title of Abstract

How does the amount of exercise repetitions affect lean body mass and muscle hypertrophy?

Submitting Student(s)

Arianna Whitmire

Session Title

Health and Wellness 1

Faculty Sponsor (for work done with a non-Winthrop mentor)

Janet Wojcik, Ph.D.

College

College of Education

Department

Physical Education, Sport & Human Performance

Abstract

There are many ways to reach fitness goals through resistance training (RT). Whether a person’s goal is to lose body fat, gain muscle, gain strength, etc., there are many ways to accomplish this goal through resistance training. However, a conflicting part of resistance training is what is referred to as the repetition continuum, or the strength – endurance continuum. Basically, the strength – endurance continuum is a range of exercise repetitions within a set in order to gain muscle size (6-12 reps), muscular strength (1-5 reps), or muscular endurance (12-20 reps). The focus of the study is the effects of higher frequency resistance training versus lower frequency resistance training on lean body mass (difference between total body weight and body fat weight) and muscular hypertrophy (muscular size). A result of this study is higher and lower frequency resistance training can have similar results if volume is increased per week. Lean body mass is known to increase with moderate frequency training. The purpose of this study is to discover the effects the number of repetitions along with weight (like higher reps with lower weights or lower reps with higher weights) have on muscle size (hypertrophy) and strength.

Start Date

15-4-2022 12:00 PM

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How does the amount of exercise repetitions affect lean body mass and muscle hypertrophy?

There are many ways to reach fitness goals through resistance training (RT). Whether a person’s goal is to lose body fat, gain muscle, gain strength, etc., there are many ways to accomplish this goal through resistance training. However, a conflicting part of resistance training is what is referred to as the repetition continuum, or the strength – endurance continuum. Basically, the strength – endurance continuum is a range of exercise repetitions within a set in order to gain muscle size (6-12 reps), muscular strength (1-5 reps), or muscular endurance (12-20 reps). The focus of the study is the effects of higher frequency resistance training versus lower frequency resistance training on lean body mass (difference between total body weight and body fat weight) and muscular hypertrophy (muscular size). A result of this study is higher and lower frequency resistance training can have similar results if volume is increased per week. Lean body mass is known to increase with moderate frequency training. The purpose of this study is to discover the effects the number of repetitions along with weight (like higher reps with lower weights or lower reps with higher weights) have on muscle size (hypertrophy) and strength.