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Study of the Week! Strength training benefits- Expression of genes related to muscle plasticity after strength and power training regimens

Mar 02, 2012 - 1 comments







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muscle plasticity

Expression of genes related to muscle plasticity after
strength and power training regimens.
Source School of Physical Education and Sport, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2010 Apr;20(2):216-25. Epub 2009 Apr 14.

Welcome to my Weekly Column, The Study of the Week!
This week an absolutely exciting study that shows the incredible benefits of strength training and how increases muscle strength, in other words how when following strength training we see gains in  hypertrophy  and muscle fiber plasticity.  From a physiological point of view plasticity  is used to describe long-term changes in how a cell/tissue functions.  Muscle Fiber Plasticity refers to changes in the composition of specific cells composition in different muscle tissue.

This phenomenal study monitored these changes so they tested individuals practicing strength training (squat like in the figure), Power training and control group. From the researchers: Twenty-nine physically active subjects were divided into three groups: strength training (ST), power training (PT) and control (C).  According to the researchers: “Or data indicate that the strength training regimens produce similar performance improvements; however, there was click here to keep reading copy and paste  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Expression%20of%20genes%20related%20to%20muscle%20plasticity%20after%20%20strength%20and%20power%20training%20regimens.%20%20

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by Michael Gonzalez-WallaceBlank, Mar 02, 2012
From Angel
Extensive research on humans suggests that exercise could have benefits for overall health and cognitive function, particularly in later life. Recent studies using animal models have been directed towards understanding the neurobiological bases of these benefits. It is now clear that voluntary exercise can increase levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and other growth factors, stimulate neurogenesis, increase resistance to brain insult and improve learning and mental performance. Recently, high-density oligonucleotide microarray analysis has demonstrated that, in addition to increasing levels of BDNF, exercise mobilizes gene expression profiles that would be predicted to benefit brain plasticity processes. Thus, exercise could provide a simple means to maintain brain function and promote brain plasticity. So interesting ♥

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