BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown significant effects of aerobic exercise such as treadmill training in overweight individuals. High-intensity circuit training now has become a popular way to exercise, boost metabolism and increase strength. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of treadmill training versus high-intensity circuit training in overweight individuals.
STUDY DESIGN: Quasi experimental study design.
PROCEDURE: 28 subjects, age group 17-25 years of both male and female. 14 subjects in the Group A underwent treadmill training with pre and post-test and 14 subjects in Group B underwent high-intensity circuit training with pre and post-test.
OUTCOME MEASURE: Body mass index, waist circumference, waist-hip ratio and skinfold measurements at triceps, abdominal and calf respectively. RESULTS: Statistical analysis was showed significant improvement within the groups and no significant difference between the groups.
CONCLUSION: Treadmill training and high-intensity circuit training were both equally effective in the management of overweight individuals.