Effects of different circuit training protocols on body mass, fat mass and blood parameters in overweight adults

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Benefits of exercise are known for a long time, but mechanismsunderlying the exercise mode recommendations for specific chroniccardiovascular diseases remain unclear. The aim of this study was tocompare the effects of different circuit training protocols in order todetermine which is the best for weight loss and for specific overweight-related disorders. Forty-five female sedentary overweightparticipants from 20 to 50 years (average 31.8±11.2) were enrolledand assigned to three different groups; each group was comparedwith a control normal-weight group. Three different circuit protocolswere randomly assigned to each overweight group: aerobictone-aerobic (ATA), aerobic-circuit-aerobic (ACA) and mini-trampolinecircuit (MTC), while control group performed a classic circuitweight training (CWT). Every group trained three times perweek, for 12 weeks. The results show that ATA group reduced bodyfat and total body mass more than other groups (P<0.001; P=0.007).ACA group reduced total body mass in significant statistical way(P=0.032), as well as body fat (P<0.001) and low-density lipoproteincholesterol (P=0.013). In MTC group there was a significantreduction in every parameter we analyzed (total body mass, body fatand lipid profile: P<0.001). CWT group has shown a significant lossonly in body fat (P<0.001). Every circuit protocol is optimal forreducing body fat and total body mass: however, MTC protocol hasshown the best results on lipid profile.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Plant Science
  • Biochemistry, medical

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