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dc.date.accessioned2019-03-13T15:21:53Z
dc.date.available2019-03-13T15:21:53Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/9611
dc.description.abstractIn a cohort study, the health benefits of a 12-week strength and conditioning exercise programme otherwise referred to as a ‘Bootcamp’ were explored on 37 participants (26 females and 11 males) from a generic population (34.6 ± 8.7 years old). Participants were tested before a 12-week strength and conditioning Bootcamp commenced (baseline) and at week 11 of the Bootcamp program (post). Participants completed 3 group exercise sessions per week. Strength and conditioning was the focus in 2 of the sessions per week and 1 was focused on aerobic training, with each session lasting 1 hour. Participants were also issued with non-standardised nutritional advice. Results found a significant increase in participants’ systolic blood pressure (baseline – post, p = 0.021), reductions in participant’s waist circumference (baseline – post, p = 0.036) and hip circumference (baseline – post, p = 0.038). The study also found an increase in participant’s quality of life scores (SF36): physical function (baseline – post, p = 0.024), energy/fatigue (baseline – post, p = 0.003), emotional well-being (baseline – post, p = 0.008) and general health (baseline – post, p = 0.003). However no significant differences were found in fasting blood glucose levels (baseline – post, p = 0.089), weight (baseline – post, p = 0.77), body fat percentage (baseline – post, p = 0.098), SF36 – role limitations due to physical health (baseline – post, p = 0.128), role limitations due to emotional problems (baseline – post, p = 0.123), social functioning (baseline – post, p = 0.155) and pain (baseline – post, p = 0.310). In conclusion the results highlight that a 12-week strength and conditioning Bootcamp has beneficial effects on individuals quality of life.en
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dc.titleTHE EFFECTIVENESS OF A GROUP STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING EXERCISE PROGRAMME FOR HEALTH.en
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