Effect of two complex training protocols of back squats in blood indicators of muscular damage in military athletes

Álvaro Huerta Ojeda, Luis Chirosa Ríos, Rafael Guisado Barrilao, Ignacio Chirosa Ríos, Pablo Cáceres Serrano

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Abstract

[Purpose] The aim of this study was to determine the variations in the blood muscular damage indicators post application of two complex training programs for back squats. [Subjects and Methods] Seven military athletes were the subjects of this study. The study had a quasi-experimental cross-over intra-subject design. Two complex training protocols were applied, and the variables to be measured were cortisol, metabolic creatine kinase, and total creatine kinase. For the statistical analysis, Student’s t-test was used. [Results] Twenty-four hours post effort, a significant decrease in cortisol level was shown for both protocols; however, the metabolic creatine kinase and total creatine kinase levels showed a significant increase. [Conclusion] Both protocols lowered the indicator of main muscular damage in the blood supply (cortisol). This proved that the work weight did not generate significant muscular damage in the 24-hour post-exercise period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1487-1492
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Therapy Science
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Complex training
  • Muscular damage indicators
  • Post-activation potentiation

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