The effects of a reformer Pilates program on body composition and morphological characteristics in active women after a detraining period
StatisticsView Usage Statistics
MetadataShow full item record
Author/sVaquero Cristóbal, Raquel; Alacid, Fernando; Esparza Ros, Francisco; López Plaza, Daniel; Muyor, José María; [et al.]
Discipline/sActividad Física y Deporte
Subject/sBody mass index
Quality of life
The aim of this quasi-experimental pilot study was to explore the effects of a reformer Pilates program on the anthropometry, body composition, and somatotype of active adult women after a short non-exercise period. Twenty-eight women (mean age: 40.21 ± standard deviation of 8.12 years old) with one to three years of reformer Pilates experience participated in the study. The women participated in a reformer Pilates program for 16 weeks (one hour, twice per week) after 4 weeks of detraining (summer holidays) in 2012. The International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry full profile was assessed before and after the intervention program. Significant decreases (p ≤ 0.05) from pre- to post-program were observed for triceps, iliac crest, supraspinale, abdominal, front thigh and medial calf skinfold thicknesses, six and eight skinfold thickness sums, forearm and ankle girths, waist/hip ratio, endomorphy, and fat mass. Significant increases (p ≤ .05) were observed for corrected a...