The Effect of Three and Five Sessions of the Continuous Aerobic Training on High Sensitive C-Reactive Protein in Wister 14848 Rats



The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect of three and five sessions on of the continuous aerobic training on high sensitive C-reactive protein (HS-CRP) in wistar 14848 rats (325.6+4.93 grams, 21.5 months old and they stopped fertility for at least 3 months). For this purpose, 56 rats were divided randomly into a control group and two experimental groups. The experimental groups, in turn, were divided into 5 and 3 sessions of continuous training groups. The experimental training programs were performed five or three days a week for 12 weeks at a definite treadmill speed. Blood samples were gathered in three phases: pre-training, mid-training and post-training following 12-14 hours of an overnight fasting. The results showed that HS-CRP levels in both 5 and 3 sessions of continuous aerobic training groups decreased insignificantly in the first 6 weeks and significantly after 12 weeks, but HS-CRP level in the control group increased significantly after 6 and 12 weeks. The research findings for HS-CRP showed significant changes in two training groups after 6 and 12 weeks when compared with the control group as well as no significant changes between 5 and 3 sessions of continuous training groups after 6 and 12 weeks. However, the difference in HS-CRP levels between the control and the experimental groups was significant after 6 and 12 weeks. These findings suggest that although the effectiveness of 6 sessions of training a week is generally more than 3 sessions of training, the training duration is more important than the number of training sessions to control systemic inflammation response.