Effect of High and Low Intensity of Aerobic Training on Resting Heart Rate of Middle Aged Obese Men


To achieve this purpose forty five (N = 45) obese men (BMI 30  1 kg/m2) from Annamalainagar , Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India) from the total population of (obese volunteers) 173 were selected at random subjects for this study. They were randomly divided into three equal groups, and each group consisted of fifteen (n = 15) subjects, in which, Group I underwent low intensity aerobic training, Group II underwent high intensity aerobic training and Group III acted as control. Low Intensity was Pedal at cadence of 40 revolutions per minute of bicycle ergometer training for 5 days per week for sixteen weeks. High intensity Pedal at cadence of 60 revolutions per Minute of bicycle ergo meter training for 5 days per week for sixteen weeks. Heart rate monitor of the biomonitor was used to assess Resting heart rate. Pre-test data were collected two days before the training program and post-test data were collected two days after the training program. The collected data treated with ANCOVA. Level of confidence was fixed at 0.05. If obtained ‘F’ ratio significant scheffe’s post hoc test were used. The results shows that High intensity aerobic training best method for reduction resting heart rate, of middle-aged obese men.

Author Name : Dr.M.Muralikrishna

Keywords: Low Intensity Aerobic Training, High Intensity Aerobic Training, Resting heart rate, Bicycle Ergo Meter.