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Monikh K, Kashef M, Azad A, Ghasemnian A. Effects of 6 weeks resistance training on Body Composition, serum Leptin and muscle strength in non-athletic men. Horizon Med Sci. 2015; 21 (2) :135-140
URL: http://hms.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-2076-en.html
1- Physical Education & Sport Sciences Department, Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran , KH.MOONIKH@GMAIL.COM
2- Physical Education & Sport Sciences Department, Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran
3- Physical Education & Sport Sciences Department, Human Sciences Faculty, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran
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Aims: Leptin is a polypeptide that is correlated with body weight changes and energy consumption and affected by exercise training. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of 6 weeks resistance training on body composition, serum leptin and muscle strength in non-athletic men. Materials & Methods: In this semi-experimental trial, 22 non-athletes male living in dormitory of Zanjan University, who were enrolled in 2011-12 academic year were selected with purposive sampling method and randomly assigned to experimental (n=12) and control (n=10) groups. The experimental group performed training program based on the protocol of Kramer and Ratns for 6 weeks (3 sessions per week). At the beginning and end of the research, muscle strength, body composition and serum leptin were measured. Serum leptin was measured by ELISA. Independent T and paired T tests were used to analysis the data in SPSS 16 software. Findings: After 6 weeks of strength training, changes in serum leptin levels and body composition (fat mass without fat) between the two groups was not statistically significant (p>0.05). But in experimental group, the upper and lower body strength training was significantly increased compared with pre-test in control group (p<0.05). Conclusion: It seems that no significant changing in serum leptin levels after a period of resistance training is due to no changing in body fat and not enough exercise, but this training cause in increasing muscle strength.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Physiology
Received: 2014/10/23 | Accepted: 2015/05/24 | Published: 2015/05/24

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