AN EXERCISE PROFESSIONAL’S GUIDE TO ACUTE HORMONAL CHANGES FROM RESISTANCE EXERCISEFransen, Jeremy C. M.S.; Kravitz, Len Ph.D.ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: November/December 2011 - Volume 15 - Issue 6 - p 19–24 doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3182337356 Features Abstract In Brief Author Information LEARNING OBJECTIVE • To gain a broad understanding of the acute hormonal responses to resistance exercise training. This article will review the functions of hormones; describe hormonal responses to resistance exercise and ways to optimize training to enhance these responses. Jeremy C. Fransen, M.S., is a Visiting Instructor in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His current research focuses on examining the effectiveness of creatine supplementation on high-energy phosphate kinetics using 31P MRS during exercise and recovery after limb immobilization. Len Kravitz, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences at the University of New Mexico. His current research focuses on energy expenditure, exercise interventions for obesity management, and exercise program evaluation. © 2011 American College of Sports Medicine.