Effects of supervised exercise training at the intensity of maximal fat oxidation in overweight young women

Tan, Sijie and Wang, Xue and Wang, Jianxiong (2012) Effects of supervised exercise training at the intensity of maximal fat oxidation in overweight young women. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness, 10 (2). pp. 64-69. ISSN 1728-869X


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 8 weeks of supervised exercise training at the exercise intensity at which the maximal fat oxidation occurred (Fatmax intensity) on body composition and cardiorespiratory function in overweight young women. Fifty sedentary female university students [aged 20–23 years, body mass index (BMI) >25 kg/m2] were enrolled in the study. The maximal fat oxidation rate was measured using a graded treadmill running test; the average result of the participants was 0.43 ± 0.01 g/minute, which occurred at the exercise intensity of 54.0 ± 4.0% maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max), and the corresponding heart rate was 134 ± 3 beats per minute. The individualized heart rate at the Fatmax intensity was applied in the exercise training program. The trained individuals decreased their body mass, BMI, fat mass, waist–hip ratio, fasting plasma triglycerides, and total cholesterol concentrations and increased their VO2max and heart rate index in a step test. There were no changes in these variables in the control group. In conclusion, exercise training at the Fatmax intensity is an evidence-informed and safe exercise prescription for overweight young women.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2013 23:30
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2014 02:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: body composition; exercise training; fat oxidation rate; overweight young women
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.jesf.2012.10.002
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22773

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