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Mohammad Rahman Rahimi

Mohammad Rahman Rahimi

Academic rank: Associate Professor
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 35103291100
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Phone: 2259


Effects of different rest intervals during resistance training on growth hormone, testosterone and blood lactate
Growth hormone, testosterone, resistance training, rest interval
Journal International Journal of Sports Medicin
Researchers Mohammad Rahman Rahimi ، Mohammad Ghaderi ، Saeed Sadeghi Boroujerdi


OBJECTIVE Resistance training stimulates the release of different anabolic hormones, specially growth hormone (GH) and testosterone (TS) (1,2,4,5). The acute hormonal responses due to resistance training (RT), reinforces the access to muscle strength, following the chronic training (3). Aim of the present study was a comparison among three different rest intervals on growth hormone (GH), testosterone (TS) and blood lactate and training volume. METHODS Therefore ten male athletes (Mean ± SD, age=20.37± 2.24 years, body mass= 65.5 ± 26.70 kg) voluntarily participated in four sessions with 48 h rest interval who were performing different resistance trainings (RT). At the first session, one repetition maximum (1RM) of participants evaluated. The subjects from the second session up to the fourth, each session, performed four sets of squat and bench press until exhausted with 85% of 1RM and one of rest intervals of 60s, 90s and 120s between the sets used randomly and then the number of repetitions in each set was recorded. Also, there were taken three blood samples from the subjects before (T0), immediately after (T1) and 30 min after (T3), to determine the GH, TS and blood lactate serum concentrations. RESULTS Based of the results, there wouldn’t observe a significant difference in GH, TS and blood lactate serum concentrations in T0. It was observed a significant increment of 64 percent in GH concentration through using the 60s rest intervals in comparison with 120s rest between sets in T1. Besides, there was observed a significant increment of 65 and 67 percent in TS concentration through using the rest intervals of 90s and 120s compared to the 60s rest interval in T1. It wasn’t observed a significant difference among the three programs in lactate concentration. Although, the ability of keeping the repetition (training volume) by using 90s and 120s rest intervals has been more than that of 60s, but statistically it wasn’t observed a significant difference in training vo