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Pages 120-127 (October - December 2020)
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Vol. 55. Issue 208.
Pages 120-127 (October - December 2020)
Thermographic response resulting from strength training: A preliminary study
Simone Gomes Vieiraa, Manuel Sillero-Quintanab, Alisson Gomes da Silvaa,c,
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, Karoline Ottoline Marinsd, João Carlos Bouzas Marinsa
a Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Departamento de Ed. Física, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
b Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF), Madrid, Spain
c Escola Preparatória de Cadetes do Ar. Barbacena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
d Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora – Faculdade de Medicina, Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil
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Table 1. Anthropometric characteristics of male and female participants. M=male; F=female.
Table 2. Baseline temperature values for participants in the three considered ROIs. R=Right; L=Left; S=Subject.
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Exercise induces modifications in thermal homeostasis. The type of exercise may have a specific impact on skin temperature (Tsk).


To analyze and compare the behavior of Tsk in a resistance training between men and women and monitor the thermal recovery response.

Material and Methods

Sixteen male and female adults (24.56±3.22 years old) underwent a resistance circuit training session. They performed 3 sets of 12 repetitions with 70–80% 1 RM for lat pulldown, leg press, and biceps arm curl exercises. Thermograms were taken in anterior and posterior body view at rest, 20min, and 24h after training. Tsk was measured in the body regions of interest corresponding to the brachial biceps, quadriceps, and upper back. ANOVA with Tukey's post hoc test was used to analyze Tsk changes among moments, and independent samples t-test was used to compare Tsk between males and females.


At rest, women showed Tsk significantly lower than men. There was no significant Tsk change 20min after exercise. However, Tsk increased 24h after exercise in the upper back for men compared with baseline and in quadriceps for women compared with baseline and 20min after exercise (p<0.05).


The Tsk of women at rest is lower than that of men. A resistance circuit training session does not significantly change Tsk 20min after exercise, but it increases Tsk 24h after training in the upper back for men and quadriceps for women.

Resistance training
Circuit-based exercise


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