The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of a periodized resistance training program on muscle cross sectional area, muscle quality, and its impact on daily activity in patients having undergone gastric by-pass surgery.
We hypothesize that resistance training will significantly improve muscle quality and attenuate loss of muscle. Also, resistance training will significantly increase strength. The aims of this study are to look at the effects a 12-week periodized RT program on: 1) muscle cross sectional area 2) absolute strength 3) muscle quality 4) spontaneous daily activity. A secondary aim of this study is to determine if RT impacts muscle density in this population.