Journal article

Fitness and strength responses to distinct exercise modes in twins:Studies ofTwinResponses toUnderstandExercise as aTHerapy (STRUETH) study

Channa E Marsh, Hannah J Thomas, Louise H Naylor, Katrina J Scurrah, Daniel J Green

The Journal of Physiology | WILEY | Published : 2020


KEY POINTS: Exercise is considered medicine; however, the individual degree of responsiveness to a standardized dose of exercise is idiosyncratic. Individual responsiveness between distinct exercise modalities and the genetic/environmental contributions to exercise response are not well understood. In this novel randomized cross-over design study, monozygotic and dizygotic twins, as pairs, underwent 3 months of resistance and endurance training, separated by a 3 month washout period, aiming to assess training responses in strength and fitness outcomes to dichotomous training modalities, as well as the genetic/environmental contributions to exercise response. Our findings indicate that (i) in..

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Awarded by NHMRC

Awarded by Centre of Research Excellence Grant from the NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

DG is supported by a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (APP1080914). This research was facilitated through access to Twins Research Australia, a national resource. KS and Twins Research Australia are supported by a Centre of Research Excellence Grant (ID: 1079102), from the NHMRC. Funding was also provided by an Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) Clinical Exercise Physiology Research Grant.