The effects of 10 weeks pilates and resistance training on insulin resistance in sedentary women
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11. MSc, Department of Exercise Physiology, Islamic Azad University Ilam, Ilam, Iran.
2Ph.D, Department of Exercise Physiology, Islamic Azad University Ilam, Ilam, Iran.
Abstract
Introduction: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of 10 weeks Pilates and resistance training on insulin resistance in sedentary women. This is a quasi-experimental study.
Methodology: This is a quasi-experimental study. The statistical population included young and overweight women in Ilam city in the age range of 20 to 45 years, among whom 26 were selected and randomly divided into three groups: pilates training (n=9), resistance training (n=9) and control (n=8). In resistance group, exercises included performing 9 movements, which were performed in the first week with 60% of a repetition of maximum (RM1) with 2 sets of 15 repetitions and 60 seconds of rest between each set and exercise. The pilates training included the implementation of 9 exercise, which were performed in the first and second weeks with 3 sets of 5 repetitions, and reached the four consecutive 10 repetitions with the principle of overload. To analyses of biochemical variables, blood sampling was performed after 12 to 14 hours of fasting and in two stages before and after 10 weeks. Two-way ANOVA with repeted measures was used for data analysis.
Results: The results showed that, fasting glucose concentrations in pilates and resistance groups were significantly lower than the control group. But, no significantly differences were found between fasting insulin concentrations in pilates and resistance groups. Also, insulin resistance index in pilates and resistance groups was significantly decreased.
Discussion: Regarding the findings of this study, it seems that pilates and resilient training can be used to promote health and reduce complications associated with overweight and obesity.
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