International Journal of Exercise Science 12(4): 1187-1197, 2019.The aim of this study was to compare the acute effects of four resistance-training (RT) exercise orders on rate of perceived exertion (RPE) and RT variables with exercise load properly adjusted according to its position within the sequence in older women. That is, the load was adjusted so that it was possible that the sets were performed within the repetition-zone established. Fifteen trained older women (67.4 ± 5.3 years) participated in a crossover-design, combining single-joint (SJ) and multi-joint (MJ) exercises for upper- (UB) and lower-body (LB) in the following exercise orders: SEQA = UBMJ-UBSJ-LBMJ-LBMJ; SEQB = UBSJ-UBMJ-LBSJ-LBMJ; SEQC = LBMJ-LBSJ-UBMJ-UBSJ; SEQD = LBSJ-LBMJ-UBSJ-UBMJ. Each session was comprised of eight exercises with 3 sets of 8-12 repetitions. RPE was analyzed by a sequence (4) x sets (3) two-way ANOVA. Repetitions, time under tension, load, volume-load, and the average RPE of the session were analyzed by one-way ANOVA comparing the four sequences. No significant difference was identified between conditions for total repetitions, time under tension, training load, and volume-load. Lower average RPE of the session was obtained when LB exercises were performed earlier (SEQA: 7.2 ± 1.2, SEQB: 7.1 ± 1.0, SEQC: 6.7 ± 0.9, SEQD: 6.3 ± 1.1). We conclude that when lower body exercises are performed first in a training session, a lower RPE is noted throughout all the session.
Nunes, João Pedro; Marcori, Alexandre Jehan; Tomeleri, Crisieli Maria; Nascimento, Matheus Amarante; Mayhew, Jerry L.; Ribeiro, Alex Silva; and Cyrino, Edilson Serpeloni
"Starting the Resistance-Training Session with Lower-Body Exercises Provides Lower Session Perceived Exertion without Altering the Training Volume in Older Women,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 12
4, Pages 1187 - 1197.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol12/iss4/20