Resistance Training and Sex Hormone Concentrations During the Menstrual Cycle

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Dec 24, 2021
  • participants needed
    25
  • sponsor
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Updated on 24 January 2021
sex hormones
progesterone

Summary

Although there are numerous studies showing effects of aerobic training on sex hormone concentrations, research analyzing the fluctuation of sex hormones in response to resistance training (RT) is lacking. The objective of this project is to analyze estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4) responses to an acute resistance training session throughout different phases of the menstrual cycle. This proposed research has strong implications for exercise prescription and for women in general, but more importantly will allow exercise physiologists, coaches, personal trainers, or nutritionists optimize exercise programming around women's menstrual cycle.

Details
Condition Women's Health
Treatment Resistance Training
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04163380
SponsorSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Last Modified on24 January 2021

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Inclusion Criteria

Eumenorrheic females
Age 18-45 years old
BMI of 18.5-34.99 kg/m2

Exclusion Criteria

Practice exercise more than 2 days/week in the last 3 months
Cardiovascular, metabolic, pulmonary or muscular-skeletal condition
Taking medications that affect metabolism (e.g. oral contraceptives)
Irregular menstrual cycles
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