Results Slim down research program

In the second quarter of 2018, The European Fitness Academy conducted a 5-week weight loss study in obese individuals.

With the slim down research program we keep the focus on improving strength and endurance. We measure how the burning capacity can be increased (Fat Burn Capacity). Due to this approach, we can get the fat percentage and body weight under control.

There were 100 participants, 48 men and 52 women, from Aalter, Brugge and Vilvoorde, who each followed 10 sessions for 5 weeks.

Evaluation

Results for men and women between 25 and 65 years with a BMI > 25 (average = 30):

Total strength: + 27.84%

Endurance (VO2Max): + 6.47%

Fat Burn Capacity: + 34.58%

Summary

There was a significant improvement in Fat Burn Capacity, increase by 34.58%

 

 

 

Results Back Pain Research program

During the last quarter of 2017, European Fitness Academy conducted a 5-week study in people with back problems.

The goal was to see if we could improve the pain-free loadability of the spine with the use of specific training.

There were 116 participants from Vilvoorde, Brugge and Aalter who each followed 10 sessions during 5 weeks.

Evaluation

Physically

  • Muscular

    The pain free loadability of the lower back muscles increased by + 122.8%

    The pain free loadability of the large muscle groups increased by + 71.0%

  •     Cardio Vascular

    MET Bicycle test (constant heart rate training at 60%) + 2.3%

Activity of Daily Life

A questionnaire containing 24 questions about back pain during activities of daily life was completed before and after the research program. Pain-related activities were answered with ‘ YES ‘. The average number of ‘ YES ‘ responses decreased from 7.0 to 4.2.

Conclusion

  • There is a significant improvement in the pain free loadability of the back and of the large muscle groups
  • There is a significant decrease in back pain during daily activities

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