The Effects of Strenght Exercises on Body Composition and Irisin

OZAN M., Karakurt S., AĞGÖN E., AĞIRBAŞ Ö., Ucan E., Alp H. H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY, vol.9, no.3, pp.178-186, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Page Numbers: pp.178-186


This is the first study to determine the effects of strenght exercises on irisin and correlation of bady composition and irisin. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects on body composition and irisin of static strength exercises with Tera-Bant (R) in elite boxers. 9 volunteered elite male boxers participate in the study who are nonsmokers and did not use any nutritional supplements. Boxers were instructed to perform strength exercises with Thera-Band for 3 days a week for 8 weeks. Blood samples were taken before exercises (resting), after the first exercise (acute) and after 8 weeks following the last exercise (chronic), and measurement of body fats were made at the same time. Irisin levels of blood were examined. Statistical analyses were carried out using the SPSS 22 for Windows. The data were found to not be distributed normally. Thus, Friedman, Wilcoxon, Mann-Whitney U and Speraman's correlations tests were used. The results were evaluated using an alpha level of .05. Body Fat Percentage (BFP) and Fat Mass (FM) levels of athletes increased, Lean Mass (LM) decreased relatively both after a single session and after 8 weeks. While irisin concentration increased after a single session, (correlation in pre exercise and after a single exercise. Static strength exercise is effective on body fat both acutely and chronically, and effective on irisin only acute. Farther, the body fat and irisin are related to the negative.