Effect of circuit strength training programme on waist-to-hip ratio of college students

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James Adebayo Esan

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The purpose of this study is to examine the amount of fat stored around the hips and thighs (waist-to-hip ratio) of college students in Ikere Ekiti, Nigeria, after a 12-week circuit strength training programme. The study adopted randomised pre-test post-test control group research design. Simple random sampling technique and fish bowl method with replacement were used. Anthropometric tape was the instrument used for the pre-test post-test data collection on the waist, girth and gluteal (hip girth) of participants. The two hypotheses formulated were tested with analysis of covariance statistics at a significant level of 0.05. It was observed that the intervention programme prevented the storage of fat around the hips and thighs of the experimental group from increasing to the level of high disease risk ≥ 1.00 for men and ≥ 0.85 for women. The study identified circuit strength training programme as a recipe to ameliorate hypokinetic conditions.


Keywords: Circuit strength training, resistance exercise, waist girth, waits-to-hip ratio.



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Esan, J. (2018). Effect of circuit strength training programme on waist-to-hip ratio of college students. Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 13(3), 340-348. https://doi.org/10.18844/cjes.v13i3.936
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