2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Effect of Rest Interval Length During High Intensity Resistance Training on Circulating Adhesion Molecules
Michael J. Landram
Dr. Alex J. Koch, Faculty Mentor

s-ICAM-1 is a marker of inflammation, and has been shown to increase in circulation following exercise. The circulating levels s-ICAM-1 following resistance exercise bouts with short (1MIN) versus longer (3MIN) rest intervals were studied. Blood samples were collected from the six male subjects pre-exercise, immediately following exercise, 1.5 h after, and 24 h after, then analyzed for s-ICAM-1, cortisol, and creatine kinase (CK). Data was analyzed using a 2x4 ANOVA. There was no difference between 1MIN and 3MIN conditions in the pattern of change in s-ICAM-1, both conditions exhibited a significant change above resting. Cortisol did not change across times or conditions. Creatine kinase was significantly higher at 24 h in both conditions. Pearson’s correlations found no relationships among s-ICAM-1, CK, and cortisol. CK appears to be a better marker of inflammation following resistance exercise than s-ICAM-1.

Keywords: Immune, Resistance Exercise, s-ICAM-1, Creatine Kinase, Cortisol, Rest Interval

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 4-1
Location: VH 1000
Time: 8:15 am

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