Exercise training at the maximal fat oxidation intensity improved health-related physical fitness in overweight middle-aged women

Wang, Jianxiong and Tan, Sijie and Cao, Liquan (2015) Exercise training at the maximal fat oxidation intensity improved health-related physical fitness in overweight middle-aged women. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness, 13 (2). pp. 111-116. ISSN 1728-869X

Abstract

Background/Objective: The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that exercise training at the maximal fat oxidation (FATmax) intensity would improve the health-related physical fitness in overweight middle-aged women.

Methods: Thirty women (45e59 years old and BMI 28.2 ± 1.8 kg/m2) were randomly allocated into the Exercise and Control groups. Body composition, FATmax, predicted maximal oxygen uptake, heart function during submaximal exercise, stroke volume, left ventricular ejection
fraction, trunk muscle strength, and body flexibility were measured before and after the experimental period.

Results: Following the 10 weeks of supervised exercise training, the Exercise group achieved significant improvements in body composition, cardiovascular function, skeletal muscle strength, and body flexibility; whereas there were no changes in these variables of the Control group. There was also no significant change in daily energy intake for all participants before and after the interventions.

Conclusion: The 10-week FATmax intensity training is an effective treatment to improve health-related physical fitness in overweight middleaged
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, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2016 01:35
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016 04:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: exercise training; health-related physical fitness; maximal fat oxidation rate; obesity; 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) > 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.jesf.2015.08.003
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28260

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