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SOCCER VS. RUNNING TRAINING EFFECTS IN MIDDLE-AGED MEN: WHICH OF THE PROGRAMME IS MORE EFFECTIVE IN REDUCTION OF BODY COMPOSITION Sporiš, G 1., Milanović,

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1 SOCCER VS. RUNNING TRAINING EFFECTS IN MIDDLE-AGED MEN: WHICH OF THE PROGRAMME IS MORE EFFECTIVE IN REDUCTION OF BODY COMPOSITION Sporiš, G 1., Milanović, Z 2*., Fiorentini, F 3., and Vuleta, D 1 1 Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; 2 Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia; 3 Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Split, Split, Croatia

2 Introduction few studies have confirmed a positive effects of recreational soccer on body composition in untrained men, including subjects with limited soccer experience and skills. (Krustrup et al., 2010a; Krustrup et al., 2009)Krustrup et al., 2010aKrustrup et al., 2009

3 soccer is a popular team sport with >400 million active players worldwide, and due to motivational and social factors, it may have great potential as a health-promotion activity for inactive individuals with a passion for soccer team sports, such as soccer, may have an advantage over individual sports in the development of social capital.

4 the aims of this paper were: 1) To determine the effects of 12 week recreational soccer training program on body composition of middle-aged men and 2) to determine which of this two programs was more effective concerning the body composition We hypothesized that recreational soccer is at least as efficacious as running exercises program in body composition reduction in middle-aged males.

5 Methods 69 untrained male Soccer (n=23) 3 subjects drop out Running (n=23) 3 subjects drop out Control (n=23) Randomly assigned

6 Anthropometric measures Body composition assessment (InBody 520 body fat monitor, Biospace Co., Beverly Hills, CA) Recreational soccerRunning exercises Frequency3 times / week Duration 60 min (10 min warm up 4x10 min/rest 2min) 60 min Intensity65-85 % HRmax Type of activityFive-a-side, six-a-side or seven-a-side matches on a m wide and m long pitch Continuious running Table 1. Description of 12-week training programme

7 Results * - significant difference between SOC and CON group; p<0.05

8 * - significant difference between SOC and CON group; # - significant difference between RUN and CON group; p<0.05

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11 Conclusion recreational soccer training provides at least the same changes in body composition parameters as continuous running in middle-aged men. Furthermore, recreational soccer has established superior changes in relative values of lean body mass in comparison with continues running. This may be related to the findings of many intense actions and a significant stimulation of the anaerobic system during the recreational soccer.

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