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Effects of two kinds of aerobic training on body fat content and serum lipid profile in cadets

Mauro de Souza e Silva1, / Adalberto de Souza Rabelo1, / Rodrigo Vale1, / Max Ferrão1 / Leila Gonçalves1, / Marcos de Sá Rego Fortes1 / Sérgio Moreira1 / Estélio Dantas1,

Castelo Branco University (UCB/RJ)1

Laboratory of Human Motricity Biosciences (LABIMH-UCB/RJ)I2

Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences (PPGCSa), Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal3

Army's Physical Capacitation Research Institute, Rio de Janeiro4

Cosendey's Research Institute (IPECORJ), Brazil5

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Citation Information: Biomedical Human Kinetics. Volume 1, Pages 72–75, ISSN (Online) 2080-2234, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10101-009-0018-6, October 2009

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Effects of two kinds of aerobic training on body fat content and serum lipid profile in cadets

Study aim: To assess the effects of aerobic training on body fat content and serum lipid profile.

Material and methods: A group of 45 male members of Brazilian Military Police Academy, aged 18 - 32 years, were subjected randomly assigned into 3 subgroups and to 12-week programmes: aerobic fatmax zone training (FG; n = 18), traditional military training (TM; n = 15) and non-training control group (C; n = 12). Body fat content (3 skinfolds), serum lipid profile (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL and triglycerides), waist circumference (WC) and O2max (12-min test) were determined.

Results: O2max significantly (p<0.05) increased and body fat content decreased in both experimental group compared with the control one. Significant (p<0.05) reductions in WC and LDL vs. control group were observed in the TM group only.

Conclusions: The applied aerobic training induced a decrease in percent body fat irrespectively of the kind of training.

Keywords: Fatmax zone; Military training; Body fat content; Serum lipid profile

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