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Comparing exercise prescribed with exercise completed: effects of gender and mode of exercise.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20397093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to compare the amount of exercise prescribed with the amount completed between two different modes of training intervention and between the sexes. Thirty-two men (mean age = 39.1 years, body mass index = 32.9 kg x m(-2)) and women (mean age = 39.6 years, body mass index = 32.1 kg x m(-2)) were prescribed traditional resistance training or light-resistance circuit training for 16 weeks. Lean mass and fat mass were determined by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry at weeks 1 and 16. A completion index was calculated to provide a measure of the extent to which participants completed exercise training relative to the amount of exercise prescribed. The absolute amount of exercise completed by the circuit training group was significantly greater than the amount prescribed (P < 0.0001). The resistance training group consistently under-completed relative to the amount prescribed, but the difference was not significant. The completion index for the circuit training group (26 +/- 21.7%) was significantly different from that of the resistance training group (-7.4 +/- 3.0%). The completion index was not significantly different between men and women in either group. These data suggest that overweight and obese individuals participating in light-resistance circuit training complete more exercise than is prescribed. Men and women do not differ in the extent to which they over- or under-complete prescribed exercise.
Neil King; Nuala M Byrne; Andrew Hunt; Andrew Hills
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sports sciences     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1466-447X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Sci     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-26     Completed Date:  2010-08-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405364     Medline TA:  J Sports Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  633-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Human Movement Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Absorptiometry, Photon
Body Mass Index
Middle Aged
Patient Compliance*
Resistance Training / methods*
Sex Factors

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