Effects of high-intensity interval training associated to microcurrent on localized adiposity: protocol of randomized clinical trial

  • Raciele Korelo
  • Aline Pesaski UFPR
  • Nandara Lopes dos Santos UFPR
  • Natalia Paiva da Silva UFPR
  • Rubia Alana Souza dos Anjos UFPR
  • Audrin Said Vojciechowski UFPR
  • Ana Carolina Brandt de Macedo UFPR
  • Rubneide Barreto Silva Gallo UFPR
Keywords: Body Composition; High Intensity Intermittent Exercise; Electric Stimulation Therapy; Physiotherapy.

Abstract

Background: High-intensity interval training promotes body weight loss, while microcurrent electrical stimulation has therapeutic potential to
reduce localized abdominal fat. However, there are no studies that have investigated the association of the two forms of intervention in reducing
localized adiposity. Objectives: To verify the effects of high-intensity interval training, associated or not, with microcurrent therapy, in reducing
localized abdominal fat. Methods: A randomized controlled clinical study will be conducted with 60 women aged 18 to 40 years, with localized
abdominal adiposity. Participants will be randomized into 3 groups: Control Group (without physiotherapeutic intervention), Exercise Group
(high-intensity interval training for 30 minutes) and Exercise Group associated with Microcurrent (application of 30 minutes of microcurrent prior
to high-intensity interval training). The intervention will take place twice a week for 5 weeks. The clinical outcomes evaluated and their respective
measuring instruments will be: body composition (bioimpedance scale and adipometry), anthropometric measurements (perimetry), level of
physical activity (International Physical Activity Questionnaire - IPAQ, short version), quality of life (IWQol-Lite, short version), body satisfaction
(Stunkard figure rating scale), degree of satisfaction with the performance of the intervention (questionnaire adapted by the researchers) and
evaluation of the lumbopelvic complex. These outcomes will be measured in 4 moments: before the intervention, after the 5th and 10th
intervention, and with a follow-up of 1 month. Discussion: A previous study has already shown the positive result of the association of moderate
intensity exercise, associated with the previous application of microcurrent, in reducing localized abdominal adiposity. These findings raised the
hypothesis that the association of this electrical therapy with high-intensity interval training may present positive results in the search for the
reduction of abdominal fat, with the clinical advantage of enhancing the achieved results and/or reducing the time spent by the patient in therapy.

Author Biographies

Aline Pesaski, UFPR

Redigiu o protocolo de estudo, com a contribuição de todos os co-autores.

Nandara Lopes dos Santos, UFPR

Redigiu este protocolo de estudo com a contribuiçao de todos os co-autores.

Natalia Paiva da Silva, UFPR

Redigiu este protocolo de estudo com a contribuição de todos os co-autores. 

Rubia Alana Souza dos Anjos, UFPR

Redigiu o protocolo de estudo com a contribuição de todos os co-autores

Audrin Said Vojciechowski, UFPR

Fez a revisao crítica da proposta do estudo e do manuscrito. 

Ana Carolina Brandt de Macedo, UFPR

Fez a revisão crítica da proposta do estudo e do manuscrito.

Rubneide Barreto Silva Gallo, UFPR

Fez a revisão crítica da proposta do estudo e do manuscrito

Published
15-10-2020
How to Cite
Korelo, R., Pesaski, A., Santos, N., Silva, N., Anjos, R., Vojciechowski, A., Macedo, A. C., & Gallo, R. (2020). Effects of high-intensity interval training associated to microcurrent on localized adiposity: protocol of randomized clinical trial. Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal, 18, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.17784/mtprehabjournal.2020.18.780
Section
Study protocols