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Bone Formation Research – Using HUR Leg Extension Curl Equipment

Min Hu, Taija Finni, Leiting Xu, Liangchou Zou and Sulin Cheng
Laboratory Center for Sport Science and Medicine, Guangzhou Institute of Physical Education, Guangzhou, China.

Research Description: The author previously showed that resistance training significantly increased the red blood cell count (RBC) and hematocrit (Hct) and decreased the mean cell hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) in physically inactive men. The purpose of this study was to investigate further the effect of resistance training on serum bone-specific alkaline phosphatase activity (B-ALP), a biomarker of bone formation, and focus on the relationship between the change in B-ALP from baseline to 20-week follow-up and the corresponding changes in RBC, Hct and MCHC.

Results: This research concludes that resistance training increased biomarkers of bone formation, which had association with red blood cell turnover.

Interpretation: Adaptive changes of bone metabolism induced by resistance training might facilitate erythropoiesis.

Effects of Resistance Training on Biomarkers of Bone Formation and Association with Red Blood Cell Variables (2011)