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Feyz 2021, 25(3): 970-977 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of some anthropometric and physiological indices of professional bodybuilding after recovery of Covid-19 disease and their clinical manifestations during exercise
Maghsoud Nabilpour , Farnaz Sadegi
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Background: The general public, including bodybuilders, have been infected with the Covid-19 virus. This study amied to comparison of some anthropometric and physiological characteristics of professional bodybuilders after recovery from Covid-19 disease and their clinical manifestations during exercise.
Materials and Methods: For this basis, 20 professional bodybuilding athletes in the northwest of the country with an age range of 26-36 years and more than five years of training experience, who suffered from mild to moderate disease of Covid-19 and has recovered in less than 10 days. They had recovered and were selected about four weeks after their infection. Their disease was diagnosed by RT-PCR or CT scan of the lungs, and pre-disease information was available. Cardiovascular symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations, dizziness, syncope, tachycardia and respiratory symptoms such as cough, sneezing, sore throat, asthma and bronchial hypersensitivity after infection were evaluated. Also, to measure muscle strength, a test of maximum repetition of chest press and squat was used and skin folds were used to examine body composition, before and after Quid. Correlated t-tests were used to compare strength and body composition before and after the disease.
Results: The results showed that despite not losing weight, LBM decreased significantly and their fat percentage increased (P ≥ 0.005). The results showed that after four weeks the clinical manifestations will return to normal, also.
Conclusion: Covid-19 disease causes changes in the body composition and muscle strength of upper and lower limbs by professional bodybuilders. It takes three to four weeks for the recovered athletes to fully recover, also.
Keywords: Coronavirus, Physical Fitness, Body Composition, Muscle strength
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: medicine, paraclinic
Received: 2021/01/10 | Revised: 2021/09/13 | Accepted: 2021/05/23 | Published: 2021/08/16

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