Training adaptations of baboons to light and moderate treadmill exercise

John L. Ivy, Anthony M. Coelho, Stephen Phillip Easley, K. Dee Carley, Walter R. Rogers, Robert E. Shade

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    We evaluated training adaptations by 18 baboons (Papio cynocephalus anubis) to low and moderate quadrupedal walking exercise on a motorized treadmill. Moderate training produced 47% increases in lactate threshold, 63% increases in muscle citrate synthetase activity, increases in percentage of Type IIc muscle fibers, and reduced plasma insulin concentrations. Low training produced only reduced plasma insulin concentrations. Our results indicate that the baboon response to exercise training was similar to that of Homo sapiens, and dependent on exercise intensity. 1994 Munksgaard

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)442-449
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Medical Primatology
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1994



    • aerobic training—citrate synthetase—lactate threshold—insulin—muscle fiber type—capillary density

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Animal Science and Zoology
    • veterinary(all)

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    Ivy, J. L., Coelho, A. M., Easley, S. P., Carley, K. D., Rogers, W. R., & Shade, R. E. (1994). Training adaptations of baboons to light and moderate treadmill exercise. Journal of Medical Primatology, 23(8), 442-449.