The Effect of Eight Weeks of Resistance Training along with Supplementation of Albumin Protein on Body Composition in Trained Individual
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1Department of Physical Education, Alborzq University, Mohammadiyeh, Iran.
2Department of Exercise Physiology, Sports Medicine Research Center, Sport Sciences Research Institute, Tehran, Iran.
3Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Literature, University of Qom, Qom, Iran.
Introduction: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of eight weeks of resistance training along with supplementation of albumin protein on the body composition in the trained individual.
Methodology: The present study was pre-experimental research with pre and post-test design without control group. Ten trained subjects (8 male and 2 female; height 176.65 ± 6.42 cm and body mass 83.13 ± 18.80 kg) voluntarily participated in the study. Given to the fitness level, the resistance training program began with a progressively reverse pyramid with an intensity of 70% 1RM and increased by 5% every two weeks, such that in the last two weeks, the intensity of the exercises was 90% 1RM, 4 days a week for a period of 8 weeks. Albumin protein Supplementation, 0.5 grams per kilogram of body weight were received as a pure, non-additive and flavoring, a product of TRX Company (Tanasob Rasanane Xaniar, Tehran, Iran). Albumin protein Supplementation has no fat and sugar and the specified amount of supplementation was taken three times a day (fasting, after exercise and before bedtime). Variables were evaluated with Body composition analyzer (S10, 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 of fat free mass (P = 0.012), skeletal muscle mass (P = 0.017) and non-significant increase in body mass (P = 0.183) and body mass index (P = 0.174). There was also a non-significant reduction in body fat percentage (P = 0.188).
Discussion: Resistance training alone can lead to muscle hypertrophy. However, doing resistance training with supplementation of albumin proteins simultaneously leads to greater increase in the muscle mass and improve the body composition of the trained individual.