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  • Joakim says:


    Do you mean -0.8kg after MICT? (you wrote “0.8kg” which, if not a typo, i would interpret as that they gained 0.8kg after MICT).

  • Charles Nankin says:

    And resistance training does a better job for the same amount of time, right?
    Mekary RA, Grontved A, Despres JP, et al. Weight training, aerobic physical activities, and long-term waist circumference change in men. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015;23(2):461-467.
    Church TS, Blair SN, Cocreham S, et al. Effects of aerobic and resistance training on hemoglobin A1c levels in patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2010;304(20):2253-2262.

    And does a more complete job than MICT: includes the metabolism that goes on in the cytosol (the liquid portion of the cell and in the absence of oxygen) and the metabolism that occurs in the mitochondria (i.e., in the presence of oxygen).
    Steele et al. Resistance Training to Momentary Muscular Failure Improves Cardiovascular Fitness in Humans: A Review of Acute Physiological Responses and Chronic Physiological Adaptations. Journal of Exercise Physiology. 2012;15(3):53- 80.

    As well as for general health:
    Davis, JC et al. (2010). Sus¬tained Cog¬ni¬tive and Eco¬nomic Ben¬e¬fits of Resis¬tance Train¬ing Among Com¬mu-nity– Dwelling Senior Women: A 1-Year Follow-up Study of the Brain Power Study. Arch Intern Med., 170(22), 2036–2038.
    Hardee et al. The Effect of Resistance Exercise on All-Cause Mortality in Cancer Survivors. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. August 2014 Volume 89, Issue 8, Pages 1108–1115.

    And does have an effect on VO2max:
    Ozaki et al. Resistance training induced increase in VO2max in Young and older subjects. Eur Rev Aging Phys Act (2013) 10:107-116.

    While MICT may interfere in hypertrophy for older men?
    Karavirta et al. Effects of combined endurance and strength training on muscle strength, power and hypertrophy in 40-67-year-old men. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2011 Jun;21(3):402-11.
    Klitgaard H, Mantoni M, Schiaffino S,et al (1990). Function, morphology and protein expression of ageing skeletal muscle: a cross-sectional study of elderly men with different training backgrounds. Acta Physiologica Scandinavica, 140, 41-54.

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