Effect of six weeks resistance training with different exercise order on hematological variables in overweight women

Document Type : original article


Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, School of Education and Psychology, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran


Purpose: Exercise can lead to various hematological changes and it may be effects on some blood variables.
The purpose of present study was to investigate the effects of resistance training with different order on
hematological changes (include HGB, HCT, RBC, WBC, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, PLT and MPV) in overweight
women (BMI= 25-30 Kg/m2
Methods: Thirty-one overweight students (Weight: 71.91 ± 8.28 kg and Height: 160 ± 0.05 cm) were
objectively selected and randomly divided into three groups: the experimental group 1 (perform exercises
from large to small muscles, n= 10), the experimental group 2 (perform exercises from small to large muscles,
n= 11) and the control group (without any training program, n= 10). Resistance training consists of 6 weeks
(3 sessions per week). The hematological variables were measured in resting conditions before experiment
and again after completion of the training period.
Results: Findings using by one-way ANOVA revealed there were no significant differences in any of the
hematologic variables levels between three groups.
Conclusion: In general, results showed that medium-term resistance training program and so changing the
sequence of performance of resistance exercise – none of them – do not have any effect on hematologic


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Volume 11, Issue 1 - Serial Number 1
November 2018
Pages 45-58
  • Receive Date: 25 September 2016
  • Revise Date: 06 May 2017
  • Accept Date: 27 May 2017
  • First Publish Date: 21 January 2019
  • Publish Date: 21 January 2019