Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal
Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal
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Does the Short Period of Resistance Training May Improve the Sleep Quality? Pilot Study

Luis Felipe Tubagi Polito, Douglas Popp Marin, Carla Giuliano Pinto de Sá Montenegro, Marcelo Callegari Zanetti, Marcelo Villas Boas Junior, Helton Magalhães Dias, Roberta Luksevicius Rica, Júlia Mascarenhas, Aylton Figueira Junior, Maria Regina Ferreira Brandão

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Purpose: The present study aimed evaluated the influence of exercise program on sleep quality of sedentary individuals. Methods: The study evaluated 30 subjects after resistance training session constituted by six multi-joints exercises (leg press, chest press, machine let pull down, seated machine shoulder press, crunches and machine trunk extension) three times a week for 40 days. The intensity of the effort was controlled using the follow criteria: the ideal repetitions for each set was between eight and fifteen. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Questionnaire (PSQI) was applied before and after training period. Results: There was a significant effect of short-term resistance training on all sub-scores of PSQI (p0.05). Conclusion: The resistance training program was able to improve the sleep quality in healthy subjects. In addition, the applicability of low-cost instruments (psychometric instruments like PSQI) to evaluate health parameters, which could be strengthened by other studies.


Resistance Training; Strength; Physical Exercise; Sleep


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