Effect of low intensity resistance training on BMI and lipid profile among middle aged overweight Indian men
Author(s): Dr. Baiju P Jose
Abstract: In spite of considerable decrease in mortality rates over the past sixty years, Hypokinetic diseases continue to remain as a fatal factor in determining mortality. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of a Low Intensity Resistance training on blood lipids and BMI among middle aged overweight Indian men. Twenty-four males (Height: 167.67±5.84, Weight: 86.10±8.79, BMI: 31.24±1.96) were matched by age, and randomly assigned either to a Resistance Training group (n = 12) or a Control Group (n = 12). The Resistance training group underwent a low intensity resistance training program for twenty four week which included a six week preparatory training while the control group maintained their regular routine. The resistance-training group trained three times in a week at 60% effort of their one-repetition maximum using nine resistance exercises. Each exercise was performed for three sets of 12 repetitions each with recovery period of either 30 sec or 60 sec. Height, Weight, and BMI were measured before (Pre) and after (Post) the training program. Blood samples were collected 24 hours before, and after the training period and analyzed for Total Cholesterol (TC), High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL-C), Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C) and Triglyceride (TG). The obtained data were statistically analyzed using ANCOVA to find out significant difference if any. The results shows a significant reduction in BMI, TC, LDL-C, and TG with no significant change in HDL-C and Resting Heart Rate. In conclusion, resistance training improved Lipid profiles except HDL Cholesterol among overweight Middle aged men.
Dr. Baiju P Jose. Effect of low intensity resistance training on BMI and lipid profile among middle aged overweight Indian men. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2022;4(2):34-36. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2022.v4.i2a.758