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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part C

A comparative study of low intensity aerobic blood flow restriction training and conventional aerobic training on vo2max and thigh muscle girth in healthy 18-25-year-old adults


Author(s): Aditya Daryani and Dr. Tejas Borkar PT

Abstract: Background: Blood Flow Restriction as a part of exercise training is achieved using blood flow restriction cuffs which on application produces mechanically induced low oxygen tension in the muscles distal to the cuff application. Thus, when exercises are performed using this training device, fatiguing of the muscles is hastened and the low oxygen tension in the muscles distal to the cuffs leads to a cascade of hypertrophy, causing improvements in muscle mass. The present study was undertaken for comparison between the effect of Low Intensity Aerobic Blood Flow Restriction Training vs. Conventional Aerobic Training on Thigh Girth and VO2max in the healthy young adults in the age group of 18-25 years.
Method: The study was a Cross Sectional Comparative Study between Low Intensity Aerobic Training Combined with Blood Flow Restriction and Conventional Training. The study was carried out in 30 samples who were randomly selected and divided on an equal basis in two equal groups, viz. group A (AE-BFRT) and Group B (Conventional). In this study we used an adapted sphygmomanometer for achieving partial [70%-80%] blood flow restriction. The study was carried out for 4 weeks and the data analysis was done using paired and unpaired students t- tests.
Result: Comparison of Pre and Post Training Thigh Girth values of Group A was extremely significant. Comparison of Pre and Post Training Thigh Girth values of Group B was extremely significant. Comparison of Mean of Difference of Thigh Girth of Group A and Group B for both the legs of Group A as well as Group B was highly significant. Comparison of the Post-Training values of VO2max was done between both groups and the study was extremely significant. However, comparison of Pre and Post Training VO2max values of Group A as well as Group B was not statistically significant, respectively.
Conclusion: There is significant effect of low intensity aerobic blood flow restriction training on VO2max and Thigh Girth in healthy 18-25-year-old adults.


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How to cite this article:
Aditya Daryani, Dr. Tejas Borkar PT. A comparative study of low intensity aerobic blood flow restriction training and conventional aerobic training on vo2max and thigh muscle girth in healthy 18-25-year-old adults. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(1):158-161.
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