Effect of CrossFit Training versus Resistance Training on Muscular Strength and Body Composition in Sedentary Obese Collegiate Boys

Nithya, Nataraj and Gopalakrishnan, Rathinasamy and Vinosh Kumar, Purushothaman and Mohamed Adam, Shahul Hameed (2023) Effect of CrossFit Training versus Resistance Training on Muscular Strength and Body Composition in Sedentary Obese Collegiate Boys. INTI JOURNAL, 2023 (02). pp. 1-6. ISSN e2600-7320

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BACKGROUND: The lack of physical activity in daily life induces obesity and increases the risk of diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic that leads to many health-related conditions. Regular exercises can markedly reduce the body weight and fat mass without any dietary caloric restrictions in obese and overweight individuals. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of crossfit training versus resistance training on muscular strength and body composition in sedentary obese collegiate boys. METHODS: An experimental study conducted on 20 obese subjects, they were divided into 2 groups of 10 in each group based on the convenient sampling method. Group A underwent Crossfit training and Subjects in Group B underwent Resistance training for 4 weeks. 1 RM Bench press test, 1 RM Squat test and Skinfold thickness measurement were used to measure Upper body muscular strength, Lower body muscular strength and Body composition. RESULTS: An Independent sample t-test was used to compare the two groups. There was a significant difference in Bench press test scores in Group A (1.08 ± 0.05, p = 0.002) and in Group B (1.22 ± 0.03, p = 0.009), t(18)=7.22. Squat test scores in Group A (1.44 ± 0.10, p = 0.016) and Group B (1.21 ± 0.04, p = 0.04), t(18)=6.4. Skinfold thickness measurement scores at the level of Triceps (Group A = 28.4 ± 2.88, p = 0.008 and Group B = 34 ± 3.62, p = 0.006), t(18)=3.8, Chest (Group A = 26.5 ± 3.03, p = 0.021 and Group B = 34.2 ± 4.10, p = 0.027), t(18)=4.8 and Subscapular (Group A = 27.3 ± 3.20, p = 0.005 and Group B = 36.7 ± 4.64, p = 0.03), t(18)=5.3. The results suggest that Crossfit training group have shown significant improvement in all parameters following intervention. CONCLUSION: The study concludes that the Crossfit training is more effective in improving muscular strength and in reducing body composition than resistance training in sedentary obese collegiate boys.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Body composition, CrossFit training, Obesity, Strength.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QP Physiology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email masilah.mansor@newinti.edu.my
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2023 09:51
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2023 09:51
URI: http://eprints.intimal.edu.my/id/eprint/1720

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