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Impact of a short-term, moderate intensity, lower volume circuit resistance training programme on metabolic risk factors in overweight/obese type 2 diabetics

Hazley, Laura; Ingle, Lee; Tsakirides, Costas; Carroll, Sean; Nagi, Dinesh

Authors

Laura Hazley

Costas Tsakirides

Dinesh Nagi



Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of an 8-week, low frequency, hospital-based resistance training programme on metabolic risk factors in type 2 diabetic patients. Participants were self-selected into either an 8-week resistance training programme or a control group. Anthropometric indices, fasting glucose, HbA1c, total cholesterol, HDL and LDL lipoproteins, triglycerides, fasting insulin, and insulin sensitivity were assessed at baseline and 8 weeks later. Six participants were recruited (age 53 ± 9 years; BMI 32 ± 3 kg·m -2 ), and a further six participants acted as controls (age 55 ± 9 years; BMI 31 ± 3 kg·m -2 ). After training, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio were significantly reduced, with no associated changes in the control group. Metabolic risk factors remained unchanged following training (P > 0.05). We concluded that an 8-week, low frequency, resistance training programme reduced abdominal fat content but had little impact on metabolic risk factor modification in type 2 diabetics. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2010
Journal Research in Sports Medicine
Print ISSN 1543-8627
Electronic ISSN 1543-8635
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 18
Issue 4
Pages 251-262
APA6 Citation Hazley, L., Ingle, L., Tsakirides, C., Carroll, S., & Nagi, D. (2010). Impact of a short-term, moderate intensity, lower volume circuit resistance training programme on metabolic risk factors in overweight/obese type 2 diabetics. Research in Sports Medicine, 18(4), 251-262. https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2010.510049
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2010.510049
Keywords Exercise training; Rehabilitation; Injury risk; Exercise prescription
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15438627.2010.510049