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1 isfahan

2 . Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran


Aim: The current study was aimed to investigate the effect of eight weeks of resistance training and coenzyme Q10 supplement on interleukin 4 and 10 levels and functional indices of skilled softball players.
Methodology: Twenty females Softball players from Isfahan were selected by available sampling method and randomly assigned into two groups of 10 players (experimental group; Q10 + resistance training) and (control group; placebo + resistance training). The intervention consisted of eight weeks of Q10 supplementation (a 200 mg capsule) and 2 sessions per week of resistance training along with specialized softball exercises. Before and after the 8-week intervention, agility, speed, vertical jump, sit-ups, and hand-grip power were evaluated, as well as the blood sampling was obtained from athletes
Results: Speed (P = 0.04 experimental; P = 0.02 control), agility (P = 0.03 experimental; P = 0.03 control), hand-grip power (P = 0.009 experimental; P = 0.01 control), sit-ups (P = 0.001 experimental; P = 0.003 control) and lactate dehydrogenase levels (P = 0.03 experimental; P = 0.03 control) significantly improved in both groups; however, Sargent's jump (P = 0.10 experimental; P = 0.89 control), creatine kinase (P = 0.67 experimental; P = 0.66 control), interleukin-4 (P = 0.32 experimental; P = 0.33 control) and interleukin-10 (P = 0.97 experimental; P = 0.08 control) did not alter in either group.
Conclusion: It appears that resistance training with Q10 supplementation along with specialized softball exercises is useful in developing some functional variables, especially abdominal endurance.


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