BioMed Research International / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

The Effect of a Short-Term High-Intensity Circuit Training Program on Work Capacity, Body Composition, and Blood Profiles in Sedentary Obese Men: A Pilot Study

Table 2

Blood sample measurements from baseline (before HICT program), weeks 1, 2, and 3 of the HICT program, and after the final exercise session in week 4 (after HICT program). Blood sample measurements and values that are bolded indicate that there was a significant ( ) difference from before HICT program measurements. All data represent means ± SD. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), homeostasis model analysis (HOMA), insulin resistance (IR), and beta cell function ( ).

Blood serum measurementsBaselineWeek 1—HICT valueWeek 2—HICT valueWeek 3—HICT valueWeek 4—HICT value

Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 0.08 0.03 0.03 0.01
Triacylglycerol (mmol/L) 0.04 0.00 0.01 0.04
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 0.23 0.75 0.49 0.64
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 0.39 0.98 0.52 0.25
Glucose (mmol/L) 0.22 0.43 0.34 0.20
Insulin (pmol/L) 0.67 0.92 0.29 0.06
HOMA-IR 0.77 0.84 0.31 0.07
HOMA- 0.40 0.72 0.22 0.06