Left ventricular morphology in elite female resistance-trained athletes

Am J Cardiol. 1998 Oct 1;82(7):912-4. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(98)00504-9.


Long-term resistance training as performed by elite female resistance-trained athletes appears to be an insufficient stimulus to alter left ventricular cavity size, wall thickness, or estimated mass.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Echocardiography
  • Female
  • Heart Ventricles / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / diagnostic imaging
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / etiology*
  • Valsalva Maneuver
  • Weight Lifting / physiology*