The Effect of Sprint Interval Training on Body Composition of Postmenopausal Women

Yati N. Boutcher; Stephen H. Boutcher; Hye Y. Yoo; Jarrod D. Meerkin


Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019;51(7):1413-1419. 

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The present study has shown that only 8 h of actual exercise over 8 wk resulted in a significant increase in total lean mass, a decrease in total fat mass, and an increase in aerobic fitness of overweight postmenopausal women. These results suggest that a brief interval sprinting program may be efficacious for reversing negative body composition and aerobic fitness decrease in postmenopausal women.