Document Type : original article
Department of Sports Science, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Qom, Qom, Iran
Purpose: The liver is one of the most sensitive tissues targeted by exercise-induced oxidative stress, and hepatic aminotransferases are critical indicators for determining liver cell damage; Therefore, the present study aimed to compare the effect of eight weeks of TRX and traditional resistance training on some liver enzymes (aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase) in inactive women.
Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, 28 inactive girls with a mean age of 21.07 ± 1.41 years and a body mass index of 22.52 ± 4.25 kg/m2 were randomly divided into three groups: TRX training, traditional resistance training and control. Experimental groups conducted the traditional resistive training and TRX three sessions a week for eight weeks, While the control group did not participate in any training program during the study. Blood samples were taken from all subjects before starting protocol and 48 hours after the last training session and were used to analyze Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT). Data were analyzed using Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, dependent t-test and one-way analysis of variance, and the significance level was considered P < 0.05.
Results: The results showed that there was no significant difference in serum levels of AST and ALT enzymes from pre to posttest in TRX, traditional resistance and control groups (P > 0.05). Also, no difference between groups was observed in any of the factors (P > 0.05).
Conclusion: The results of the present study showed that there was no significant difference between TRX training and traditional resistance to serum levels of aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) in inactive women. Therefore, the effects of TRX and traditional resistance training on liver enzyme indices were the same and no difference was observed between these two types of training methods.
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