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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Avaluation Of Body Composition By Dexa In Men Aged Upper 60 Years Submitted A Weigth Training Program [avaliação Da Composição Corporal Por Dexa Em Homens Com Idade Superior A 60 Anos Submetidos A Um Programa De Treinamento Com Pesos]
Author: Dos Santos C.F.
Giglio J.G.
Gosta T.G.
Ramos C.D.
Viana F.V.
De Barros F.B.
Rocha J.
Chacon-Mikahil M.P.T.
Abstract: The portion of the population world considered elderly comes growing rapidly in the last decades, due to the increase of the life expectation. Thus, new studies involving investigations with this population are necessary and urgent. Considering the advantages of the practice of regular physical exercises, as the weight training and its relationships with the changes in the body composition and physical capabilities of the elderly this study is proposed to assess the body composition of men aged upper 60 years through technique of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometer (DEXA), submitted to 16 weeks of a weight training program. 19 volunteers were selected, sedentary or moderately active, without pathologies limiting the exercise or use of medications. They were subdivided in Group Training (n=11), that it was submitted to a guided program of weight training, frequently of three weekly sessions; and Control Group (n=8) that didn't accomplish systematic physical activity in the period of the study. They were dear the following variables of the body composition: Fat Mass (MG), Relative Fat (%G), Free Mass Fat (MIG) and Bone Mineral Content (CMO) pré and post training. There were statistically significant decreases for group training in MG (-4.4%) and G% (-4.7%), while MIG and BMC remained stable. The results indicate that weight training held generated a positive effect on body composition, mainly contributing to the reduction of risk factors related to cardiovascular disease. © Copyright Moreira Jr. Editora.
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Date Issue: 2010
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