Comparison of twelve weeks periodized circuit resistance training and traditional resistance training on calprotectin levels in obese men – exercise physiology
Fatemeh Mirzaei Ashrafi1 , Seyed Mohsen Avandi 2, Ali Khaleghian3
۱- Sport Science Department, Human Faculty, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran
۲- Sport Science Department, Human Faculty, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran , email@example.com
۳- Cellular and Molecular Endocrine Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Jorjani Biomed J
فیزیولوژی ورزشی و تندرستی ایران
Background: Obesity has become a significant health concern in recent decades, characterized by increased body fat. This study aimed to compare the effects of circuit and traditional resistance training on serum calprotectin levels in obese men.
Methods: A pre-test-post-test design was used with thirty-three sedentary young obese men (age 21.33±۲٫۴۹ years, weight 92.23±۱۴٫۳۹ kg and BMI 30.71±۴٫۶۳ kg/m²) who were randomly divided into two groups: experimental and control. The experimental group underwent a 12-week periodized resistance training program consisting of three sessions per week, gradually increasing in intensity from 50% to 80% of their one-repetition maximum (1RM) using a wave pattern. Resting serum calprotectin levels were measured before and after the intervention. Data were analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and paired sample t-tests, with statistical significance at p < 0.05.
Results: Both periodized circuit and traditional resistance training resulted in increased plasma levels of calprotectin compared to the control group (p = 0.001). Additionally, the periodized circuit resistance training group demonstrated a greater increase in plasma levels of calprotectin than the traditional resistance training and control groups (p = 0.01).
Conclusion: These findings suggest that twelve-week periodized circuit and traditional resistance training programs can effectively increase calprotectin levels in obese men.
Keywords: Circuit-Based Exercise, Inflammation, Obesity, Men, Iranepf