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A study to compare perception of weight training as an equally useful and proper exercise modality as compared to walking in obese men

Vikram A. Rajadnya, Abhijeet Vijay Tilak, Chaitra V. Rajadnya, Rahul Maruti Manjare, Bhalchandra T. Rane, Suhas H. Patil.

Background: This study was intended to evaluate perception of the young adult obese men towards weight training as a proper and useful modality as compared to walking.
Methods: The study was a questionnaire based and conducted in a weight management clinic in Maharashtra state, India. Obese men between 18-40 years of age during their first visit were studied for their perception about weight training.
Results: There was no significant difference between the scores with walking and weight training.
Conclusions: Our results clearly indicate that weight training is perceived to be an equally proper and useful modality of exercise as compared with walking amongst obese men.

Key words: Weight training, Obesity, Walking

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