The Effect of a Short-Term High-Intensity Circuit Training Program on Work Capacity, Body Composition, and Blood Profiles in Sedentary Obese Men: A Pilot Study

Miller, Matthew Bruce and Pearcey, Gregory E. P. and Cahill, Farrell and McCarthy, Heather and Stratton, Shane B. D. and Noftall, Jennifer C. and Buckle, Steven and Basset, Fabien A. and Sun, Guang and Button, Duane C. (2014) The Effect of a Short-Term High-Intensity Circuit Training Program on Work Capacity, Body Composition, and Blood Profiles in Sedentary Obese Men: A Pilot Study. BioMed Research International, 2014. ISSN 2314-6141

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine how a high-intensity circuit-training (HICT) program affects key physiological health markers in sedentary obesemen. Eight obese (body fat percentage> 26%) males completed a four-week HICT program, consisting of three 30-minute exercise sessions per week, for a total of 6 hours of exercise. Participants’ heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP), rating of perceived exertion, total work (TW), and time to completion weremeasured each exercise session, body composition was measured before and after HICT, and fasting blood samples were measured before throughout, and after HICT program. Blood sample measurements included total cholesterol, triacylglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, glucose, and insulin. Data were analyzed by paired t-tests and one-way ANOVA with repeated measures. Statistical significance was set to

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11986
Item ID: 11986
Additional Information: Memorial University Open Access Author's Fund
Department(s): Medicine, Faculty of
Human Kinetics and Recreation, School of > Kinesiology
Date: 23 February 2014
Date Type: Publication
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