Comparison of two different endurance training methods on glutathione s-transferase level
This study compared the effects of different training methods (continuous and interval) carried out in a hot environment on glutathione s-transferase level (GST). The study group comprised 30 male volunteers who do not exercise regularly. The participants were categorized into 2 groups, continuous running (CRG, n: 15) and interval running (IRG, n: 15). The participants followed a training program on 3 days per week for 8 weeks. Comparison of the pre- and post-training samples showed a statistically significant increase in GST value (P < 0.01) within the interval running group (IRG) and a significant decrease in GST value (P < 0.01) within the continuous running group (CRG). GTS values were compared on the basis of the pre-test and post-test results of various training methods carried out in a hot environment. In this scope, statistically significant differences were observed between the groups in the pre-tests (p < 0.05) and the post-tests (p<0.01). As a result, it can be said that the CRG in a hot environment had a greater effect on oxidative stress by increasing lipid peroxidation, and the IRG prevented the formation of free radicals by producing a positive increase in the glutathione stransferase level.
Key words: Hot environment, endurance training, glutathione s-transferase, oxidative stress.