The Impact of Circuit Resistance Exercise Training on Metabolic Parameters in Type 2 Diabetics Men

Document Type : Original Article


1 M.Sc Sport Physiology.Department of Sport Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz, Ahwaz, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor of Sport Physiology.Department of Sport Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz, Ahwaz, Iran.


Background and Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of circuit resistance exercise training on metabolic parametersin type 2 diabetics men.
Subjects and Methods: Twenty seven types 2 diabetic men of ahvaz city selected as subjects and were randomly assigned into two exercise (n = 15, aged 46.40 ± 3.02 yrs) and control (n = 12, aged 45.06 ± 3.86 yrs) groups. Exercise training was performed for eight weeks, 3 days a week with intensity corresponding to 30-70% 1 Repition Maximum. Before and after exercise anthropometeric and biochemical factors after a 12-h fasting were measured. Statistical analysis was carried out using T-test, at significance level of P≤0.05.
Result: Finding showed a significant reduction in fasting glucose, HbA1c, fructosamine, insulin, HOMA-IR and significant increase in HDL-c, in the exercise group compared to pre-exercise and control groups (P≤0.05). While, there was no significant change in triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL-c in the exercise group compared to pre-exercise and control groups (P≤0.05).
Conclusion: It seems circuit resistance training can improve glycemic profile, insulin resistance and increased levels of HDL as a useful indicator of cardiovascular function in men with type 2 diabetes.


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