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1 Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran

2 MSc in Physical Education, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran

3 PhD Student of Exercise Physiology, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran


The purpose of study was the comparison of hormonal responses to resistance training with and without blood flow restriction. 14 girl students took part in a crossover design study. The subjects in 3 successive weeks randomly assigned in 3 states: control (Con), traditional strength training (TST) and strength training with blood flow restriction (STR). Exercise was included leg extension, leg press and leg hack 4 sets. Blood sample was taken before, immediately, and 0.5 hour after exercise. Data were analyzed using repeated measures analysis of variance. The test significance level was taken as p


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