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Journal of Diabetes Research
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 8083738, 8 pages
Clinical Study

Comparable Effects of Brief Resistance Exercise and Isotime Sprint Interval Exercise on Glucose Homeostasis in Men

1Dr. Stephen Hui Research Centre for Physical Recreation and Wellness, Department of Physical Education, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
2Faculty of Education, University of Macau, Macau
3School of Physical Education and Sports, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau

Correspondence should be addressed to Qingde Shi; om.ude.mpi@ihsdq

Received 29 August 2016; Revised 28 October 2016; Accepted 12 February 2017; Published 28 February 2017

Academic Editor: Jonathan P. Little

Copyright © 2017 Tomas K. Tong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This study compared the effects of a single bout of resistance exercise (RES) on glycemic homeostasis to isotime sprint interval exercise (SIE) using a within-subjects design. Nineteen nondiabetic males (age:  yrs; height:  cm; weight:  kg; % fat: %) were studied. RES involved nine exercises of 10 repetitions at 75% 1-RM using a 2 : 2 s tempo and was interspersed with a one-minute recovery; SIE involved four 30 s’ all-out cycling effort interspersed with four minutes of active recovery. Plasma glucose and insulin in response to a 75 g oral glucose tolerance test were assessed 12 h after exercise. In comparison to a no exercise control trial (CON), the area under curve (AUC) of plasma glucose was reduced with both RES and SIE (), while insulin AUC was only reduced with RES. Cederholm, Gutt, Matsuda, and HOMA indices were improved () following RES compared to CON. Corresponding changes following SIE were only found in Cederholm and Gutt indices (). No difference was found in plasma variables and indices between RES and SIE (). Such findings suggest that the RES may represent a potential alternative to the SIE in the development of time-efficient lifestyle intervention strategies for improving diabetes risk factors in healthy populations.