The effect of a calisthenic exercise bout on oxidant and antioxidant status in middle-aged and postmenopausal women

Karacan S., Cetin F. , Colakoglu F. F.

ISOKINETICS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE, cilt.18, ss.39-44, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3233/ies-2010-0366
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.39-44


Exercise increases the generation of oxygen free radicals and lipid peroxidation. The aim of this study was to investigate the oxidant and antioxidant status in sedentary middle-aged (36.8 +/- 5.4 years, n = 20) and postmenopausal women (51.4 +/- 3.3 years, n = 11) before and after acute calisthenic exercise. Both subject groups performed an acute calisthenic exercise for 55 minutes. The intensity of the exercise was 60-70% of maximal heart rate, as determined by Karvonen et al. Plasma malondialdehyde (MDA), gluathione (GSH), ascorbic acid (AA) and nitric oxide (NOx) levels were determined spectrophotometrically.