عنوان مقاله [English]
Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of high intensity circuit training (HICT) on serum asprosin, lipid profile and some fitness factors in overweight and obese women. Methods: Thirty overweight and obese women (BMI≥ 28)) with an age range of 30-45 years were purposefully selected in a quasi-experimental design with pre-test-post-test. They randomly divided to two groups: 15 subjects in HICT and 15 in control group. The preparation period was two weeks and the HICT training was eight weeks (three sessions per week with maximum intensity). Blood samples were taken in two stages before and 48 hours after the last training session. The amount of asprosin and lipid profile were measured by ELISA and spectrophotometry. Data were analyzed using paired samples t-test and ANCOVA with significance level of (P <0.05). Results: After 10 weeks of training, HICT training group showed a significant decrease in the amount of asprosin (p = 0.02), triglyceride (p = 0.01), total cholesterol (p = 0.02), VLDL, weight, fat percentage and BMI (p = 0.01) compared to the control group. Exercise training significantly increased the number of squats and push-up compared to the control group. However, HICT training did not show a significant effect on the increase in VO2max compared to the control group. Conclusion: High intensity circuit training as a non-pharmacological and effective method can reduce serum asprosin, lipid profile and some fitness factors in overweight and obese women and improve their body composition.
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