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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2017, 11(5): 29-37 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of a Period of Resistance Training on Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Agility, and Speed in Disabled Female Athletes
Aghaali Ghasemnian *1, Elmira Normohamadi2, dr Ahmad Azad3
1- Department of Sport Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran. , ghasemnian@znu.ac.ir
2- Faculty of Humanities, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran.
3- Associate Professor Department of Physical Education, Bandar Anzali Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Anzali, Iran.
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Background and Objectives: Considering the increased rate of cardiovascular diseases as well as muscle weakness in disabled women, the present study was performed with the aim of investigating the effect of a period of resistance training on cardiovascular risk factors, agility, and speed in disabled female athletes.

Methods: Eighteen disabled female athletes (age, 29.5±2.6 years; weight, 66.3±14.5kg) voluntarily participated in this quasi-experimental study. The subjects were randomly divided into two identical control groups (n=9) and experimental group (n=9). The control group performed regular training (3 sessions per week), but the experimental group, in addition to regular training, participated in resistance training (3 sessions per week) for 8 weeks. The serum levels of LDL, HDL, and functional tests (zig-zag agility and speed tests), were assessed before and after 8 weeks of training. Data were analyzed using independent t-, paired t-, and covariance tests. The significance level was considered to be p<0.05.

Results: In this study, 8 weeks of resistance training had no significant effect on serum levels of LDL, HDL, and zig-zag agility test (p>0.05). but after 8 weeks of resistance training, diameter speed function significantly improved in the experimental group (p<0.05).

Conclusion: The findings of this study showed that 8 weeks of resistance training, without changes in serum levels of LDL and HDL and agility, improved diameter speed function in disabled women.

Keywords: Agility, Speed, Resistance training, Women, Cardiovascular diseases.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: فیزیولوژی ورزشی
Received: 2016/04/7 | Accepted: 2016/06/28 | Published: 2017/07/19
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Ghasemnian A, Normohamadi E, Azad A. The Effect of a Period of Resistance Training on Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Agility, and Speed in Disabled Female Athletes. Qom Univ Med Sci J . 2017; 11 (5) :29-37
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