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The effect of abdominal resistance training and energy restricted diet on lateral abdominal muscles thickness of overweight and obese women.
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PMID:  22703744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The role of transabdominal muscles (external oblique, internal oblique and transversus abdominis) on core stability has been shown previously. Energy restricted diet and abdominal resistance training are commonly used by overweight and obese people to reduce their weight. In this study we investigated the impact of 12 weeks concurrent energy restricted diet and abdominal resistance training on the thickness of the lateral abdominal muscles of 19 obese and overweight women employing ultrasonography in resting and drawing-in maneuvers. The results showed significant increase of the muscle thicknesses during drawing-in maneuver after 12 weeks intervention. Based on our findings, it can be concluded that 12 weeks concurrent abdominal resistance training and energy restricted diet in addition to weight loss lead to improvement of transabdominal muscles thickness in obese and overweight people. Considering the role of these muscles in core stability, using this therapeutic protocol in obese people, particularly in those who have weakness of these muscles might be helpful.
Pardis Noormohammadpour; Ramin Kordi; Saeed Dehghani; Mohsen Rostami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of bodywork and movement therapies     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1532-9283     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bodyw Mov Ther     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9700068     Medline TA:  J Bodyw Mov Ther     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  344-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Sports Medicine Research Center, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, No 7, Al-e-Ahmad Highway, PO Box 14395-578, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran; Spine Research Group, Brain and Spinal Injury Repair Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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