Science, Movement and Healty, cilt.10, sa.2, ss.150-154, 2010 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of two different endurance training programs performed in hot environment on body weight (BW), body fat percentage (BF %), body mass index (BMI), body fluid ( humour) percentage ( Bf % ), basal metabolic rate (BMR), body temperature (BT) and maxVO2. The subjects Ataturk University School of Physical Education and Sports were divided into two groups randomly as Interval Running Group (IRG) ( n= 12) and Continuous Running Group (CRG) (n=12). The subjects participated in training program with three sessions per week during 8 weeks under the hot weather condition, mean weather temperature and humidity ration were 30.76 + 1.76 C and 57.92 + 5.8 % during 8 weeks period. Before and after the training program all parameters that were mentioned above tested as pre and post test. Also at the beginning and the end of the each training session some physiological parameters and body temperature of subjects were measured to examine adaptation level to the hot environment conditions. Statistical analysis of data was done by two-way ANOVA with SPSS 11.5 for Windows statistical program. At the end of the 8 weeks maxVO2 scores of both groups significantly increased (P<0.001). Body temperature and loss of body fluid (dehydration) significantly higher in CRG than that of IRG. Also except BMI, significant changes were observed in BW, BF%, BMR scores of both groups ( P<0.01). Consequently, although both endurance training methods are beneficial to improve aerobic capacity, to avoid damages of training in hot environment interval running method is more acceptable than continuous running method.