Changes of Physical Fitness Factors Following a Period of Circuit Resistance Training in Men Addicted to Industrial Opiates
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1Department of Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, IR Iran
2دانشگاه گیلان
Introduction: Addiction as one of the social problems, is especially common among young people that can lead to different hazards such as social and health harms, increased risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), mental disorders and suicidal ideation. Industrial opiates is a powerful stimulant that has a severely harmful effect on the nervous system and compromise person's health. Physical activity can reduce the incidence of physical and psychological disorders. This study aimed to investigate the changes of physical fitness factors following a period of circuit resistance training (CRT) in men addicted to industrial opiates.
Methodology: 30 men addicted to drug were purposefully selected and were randomly divided into two groups of experimental (n = 15) and control (n = 15). The experimental group performed CRT for 8 weeks, 3 days a week with 40-75 percent of one repetition maximum (1RM), while the control group was only followed up without any effective physical activity. The variables measured before and after training program included cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular endurance, waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), body fat percentage (BFP) and flexibility. Data were analyzed by paired and independent sample T-test and a significance level was set at p<0.05.
Results: Eight weeks of CRT significantly increased cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular endurance and flexibility in the experimental group as compared to the control (P<0.05), while WHR and BFP, did not change significantly (P>0.05).
Discussion: According to the findings, it can be concluded that CRT can be useful with the impact on the health-related fitness factors for improving the physical status and health of men addicted to opiates.