Lipids Profile Improvement Following Concurrent Exercise Among Obese Collegiate Females
Aerobic (AE) or resistance exercise (RE) poses its own physiological benefits. Combining these two exercises known as concurrent exercise (CE) expected to produce synergist health benefits. Current study aimed to investigate the effect of CE on weight and lipids profile parameters. Sedentary female collegiate (N=52; 22.71±1.53years; 86.03±10.48kg) were randomly assigned (n=13) into AE, RE, CE and control groups. Participants exercised 3 d∙wˉ¹ for 8 weeks. AE trained 40 minutes of treadmill jogging at 40-60% of heart rate maximum (HRMax). RE trained 3 set of 6-8 machine exercise at 50-70% of 1 repetition maximum (1-RM). CE trained 20 minutes of treadmill jogging at 40-60% HRMax and 2 set of 6-8 machine exercise at 50-70% of 1-RM. Participant’s parameters were measured pre and post-interventions. There were statistically significant improvements in weight, low density lipoprotein and total cholesterol across 3 groups. Conclusively, CE improved obese female’s health.
Keywords— Concurrent Exercise, Lipids Profile, Obese.