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The Influence of a Health-Related Fitness Training Program on Motor Performance as Well as Hematological and Biochemical Parameters

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Centre for Human Structural and Functional Research, University of Szczecin, 17C Narutowicza St., 70-240 Szczecin, Poland
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Student of “Sports Diagnostics” and “Physical Education”, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Szczecin, 70-240 Szczecin, Poland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(2), 578; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17020578
Received: 22 November 2019 / Revised: 5 January 2020 / Accepted: 12 January 2020 / Published: 16 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion)
The study was aimed at designing a health exercise program appealing to inactive young men, and then testing the men’s metabolic responses to the program using common diagnostic markers of general health. Six men, aged 22–29 years, took a part in training program to increase their motor performance and improve general health conditions. Body composition parameters, clinical chemistry variables (metabolites, albumin, total protein, ferritin, C reactive protein, lipid profile, ions, and selected enzymes activities) and blood morphology parameters were determined. Motor performance measured before and after a 4-month-long macrocycle indicated an increase in endurance, pace, and agility of the participants. Significant differences were found in analyzed enzymes activities. There was a significant increase in C-reactive protein levels from pre- to post-training. Additionally, changes in hematological biomarkers were seen that suggest erythropoiesis might significantly increase, specifically during the last 2-month-long mesocycles. The proposed training program induced small improvements in endurance, pace, and agility. It was also confirmed that changes in aspartate (AST) and alanine (ALT) activities emerge before any increase in creatine kinase (CK) activity that is important in monitoring of the training loads. Observed changes in red blood cell-related parameters suggest increase in erythropoiesis in the second half of the training cycle. View Full-Text
Keywords: blood; health exercise program; motor performance; physical activity blood; health exercise program; motor performance; physical activity
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Kostrzewa-Nowak, D.; Nowakowska, A.; Zwierko, T.; Rybak, M.; Nowak, R. The Influence of a Health-Related Fitness Training Program on Motor Performance as Well as Hematological and Biochemical Parameters. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 578.

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