Ergocycle Training for Obese Patients: Land vs water
Effect of aquatic interval training with Mediterranean diet counseling in obese patients: Results of a preliminary study.
By Boidin M., Lapierre G., Paquette Tanir L., Nigam A., Juneau M., Guilbeault V., Latour E., Gayda M. from the Cardiovascular and Prevention and Rehabilitation Center (ÉPIC), Montreal Heart Institute, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada; July 2015
No previous studies have investigated a high-intensity interval training program (HIIT) with an immersed ergocycle and Mediterranean diet counseling (Med) in obese patients.
We aimed to compare the effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention, Mediterranean diet counseling and high-intensity interval training with a water-immersed versus dryland ergocycle, on cardiometabolic and exercise parameters in obese patients.
-21 were trained on a water-immersed ergocycle
-74 on a standard dryland ergocycle.
Body composition, cardiometabolic and exercise parameters were measured before and after the program.
Both groups showed similarly improved body composition variables (body mass, waist circumference, fat mass, P<0.001), fasting glycemia and triglycerides level (P<0.05).
Initial maximal aerobic capacity (metabolic equivalents
For both groups, METs, resting HR, resting blood pressure, abdominal and leg muscle endurance were similarly improved (P<0.05).
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