ANNALS OF APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE–Special Issue
First National Congress of
"New Scientific Consequence for Iran’s Sport Development" Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, 2014, 10-11 December
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ISSN (Online): 2322 – 4479
Effects of Two Different Resistance Training Programs on Muscular Strength, Endurance and Body Composition
1Abbas Asadi∗, 2Hamid Arazi,
1. PhD Candidate, Department of Exercise Physiology, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran
2. PhD, Department of Exercise Physiology, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran
Resistance training is a modality of exercise that has grown in popularity over the past two decades, particularly for its role in improving athletic performance by increasing muscular strength, power and speed, hypertrophy, local muscular endurance, motor performance, balance, and coordination (1,2). Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 8 weeks condensed multiple-set system and circuit multiple-set system on strength, endurance, body composition and arm and thigh circumference in healthy males.
Twenty seven healthy males volunteered to participated in this study and assigned into three groups; according to; condensed multiple-set group (COM; n = 9), circuit multiple-set group (CIM; n = 8) and control group (CON; n = 10). Pre and post 8 weeks of training, one repetition maximum (1RM) and muscle endurance (60% of 1RM) for leg press and bench press, body weight, arm and thigh circumference and body composition were measured.