Effects of Using Convergence Interval Taekwondo on Cortisol, Free Fatty Acids and Muscle Damage in Obese Middle-aged Women

융복합을 활용한 인터벌 태권도가 중년비만여성의 코티졸, 유리지방산 및 근 손상지표에 미치는 영향

  • Kwon, Jung-Ho (Dept. of Military Faculty Yeoju institute of Technology) ;
  • Kim, Hyun-Tae (Dept. of Exercise Rehabilitation Daewon University College)
  • Received : 2016.10.31
  • Accepted : 2016.12.20
  • Published : 2016.12.31


This study was built to figure out the changes in Cortisol, Free fatty acids and muscle damage indicators, by conducting eight-week interval Taekwondo programs to obese women in their middle age. The exercise programs was consisted of 40 minutes interval Taekwondo workout each time, using the movement of the 80-85% of HRmax intensity. Overall, we got the following conclusions as a result of the conduct. First, Cortisol decreased before and after the 8 week interval, but it did not show a significant change. Second, the FFA showed a significant change by decreasing before and after the 8 week interval. Third, the muscular damage indicators showed a small decrease before and after the Taekwondo workout, but didn't show a significant change. Ultimately, the interval Taekwondo program didn't have a significant effect on improving stress tolerance, stress resistance and protecting muscle injuries, but can be effectively used to increase the lipid oxidation ability.


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