Improvement of Phase Angle and Body Cell Mass by Resistance Training with Albumin Protein Supplementation in Trained Men
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1Department of Exercise Physiology, Sports Medicine Research Center, Sport Sciences Research Institute, Tehran, Iran.
2Department of Physical Education, Alborzq University, Mohammadiyeh, Iran.
3Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Literature, University of Qom, Qom, Iran.
Introduction: Phase angle (PhA) is an indicator of cellular health and body cell mass (BCM) as marker of nutritional status. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of eight weeks resistance training with albumin protein supplementation on PhA and BCM in trained men.
Methodology: The present study was pre-experimental research without control group. Eight trained male subjects (age 27.32 ± 8.04 year, height 178.94 ± 4.81 cm, and body mass 87.33 ± 18.80 kg, and body mass index 27.22 ± 5.45 ) voluntarily participated in the study. Resistance training program with intensity of 70-90% 1RM; in form of reverse pyramid, performed 4 days a week for a period of 8 weeks. The subjects consumed albumin protein Supplementation (Tanasob Rasanane Xaniar, Tehran, Iran) 0.5 grams per kilogram of body weight three times a day (morning fasting, after exercise and before bed). Whole body PhA Indices and BMC with S10 Device (Biospace Co. Ltd, Seoul, Korea), 48 hours before and after the training. Data were analyzed by paired t-test at the significant level of P ≤ 0.05.
Results: The results of this study showed that eight weeks of resistance training with supplementation of albumin protein resulted in significant increase degree of PhA (P = 0.006, Δ = +4.55 %), and BCM (P = 0.028, Δ = +4.76 %).
Discussion: Resistance training with supplementation of albumin causes muscle hypertrophy, improved physical fitness level, and nutritional status. These factors improve the healthy cell membranes integrity and increase BCM. As a result, health improves.