Efficacy of OTO Power Stretch Apparatus in Training for Abdominal and Upper Body Muscular Endurance
LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in English; abstract also in Chinese.
The efficacy of the OTO Power Stretch apparatus in improving upper body muscular endurance and abdominal endurance was established in this study for a group of male and female adults. Results of the study demonstrated that participants increased their exercise endurance for the upper body and abdominal muscles significantly. Exercises using the OTO Power Stretch apparatus, done twice a day, over a training period of four weeks with thrice-a-week exercise sessions, can positively effect subcutaneous fat at the waist and abdomen in men, reduce body weight in men, reduce girth measurements in men, reduce hip girth in women, and increase upper arm and chest girth in women.
本文以成年男女為研究對象，應用OTO力牽張儀(OTO Power Stretch apparatus)對其進行了為期四周，每周三天，每天兩次的運動訓練。其結果顯示，訓練後受試者上身及腹部肌肉的耐力明顯增加。男性腰腹部皮下脂肪減少，體重與體圍下降，包括胸圍、腰圍、臀圍及臂圍等；女性臀圍下降，而臂圍和胸圍增加。
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