Effect of 7-minute workout on weight and body composition

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dc.contributor.author Mattar, L.
dc.contributor.author Farran, N.
dc.contributor.author Bakhour, D.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T09:56:46Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T09:56:46Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-09-20
dc.identifier.issn 1827-1928 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6229
dc.description.abstract The 7-minute workout composed of aerobic and resistance exercises is becoming a very popular workout. It targets individuals with time constrains and low motivation to commit to lengthy and extensive workout programs. The objective of the study is to investigate if the 7-minute workout has a 6 week effect on body weight and composition.The training group (N.=29, age 18-30) did the 7-minute workout 7 days a week during 6 weeks while the control group (N.=29) did not perform the workout. Measurements such as height, weight, body mass index, circumferences (middle upper arm, hip, and waist), blood pressure, heart rate, hand grip, and bioelectrical impedance were collected and recorded at week 1, 3 and 6.Mean BMI was 24.4kg/m2 at week 1, 24.01kg/m2 at week 3 (P=0.003). Waist circumference decreased between week 1 and 3 (P=0.003) and week 6 (P=0.01) by 4 cm on average. Hip circumference followed the same trend between week 1 and week 3 (P=-0.001). There was a decrease in fat mass and % fat mass between week 1, 3, and 6 (P=0.001). No changes were noted for mid-upper arm circumference or hand grip.The findings of this research show that even a very short duration workout affect the nutritional status in normal weight individuals who did not change any of their eating habits. This implies that even in normal weight individuals who perform the 7-minute workout, improvement through a decrease in waist circumference can be achieved thus leading to a better cardio-protective nutritional status. The 7 minutes workout can be a great solution for people to get started and to plan on continuing exercising, as it is simple and of minimal constraints. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Effect of 7-minute workout on weight and body composition en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201306205 en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness en_US
dc.journal.volume 57 en_US
dc.journal.issue 10 en_US
dc.article.pages 1299-1304 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.23736/S0022-4707.16.06788-8 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Mattar, L. E., Farran, N. H., & Bakhour, D. A. (2017). Effect of 7-minute workout on weight and body composition. The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness. en_US
dc.author.email lama.mattar@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/28085122 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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