Investigation of the Effects of Different Strength Training Methods on Body Compositions


International Journal of Applied Exercise Physiology, vol.8, no.4, pp.37-46, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-46
  • Keywords: Strength training, Body composition, Sedentary, PHYSICAL INACTIVITY, BLOOD-FLOW, HYPERTROPHY, WOMEN
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of two different strength training methods on body compositions in sedentary individuals. The participants of the study consisted of 24 male volunteers in the age range of 18-27 years who were not involved in any physical activity programs on a regular basis for the last year. The measurements of the body compositions (body fat percentage, chest girth, shoulder girth, thigh girth) were made before and after the training training period. The 24 volunteers participating in the study were divided into two groups; strength training programs prepared with repetitive overload method were implemented to the first group while those prepared with pyramidal overload method were implemented to the second group for a period of 8 weeks.