Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

Concurrent Training Response for People With Intellectual Disabilities


Brisa D’Louar Costa Maia, Tatiellem Conceição Morais, Estélio Henrique Martin Dantas, Henrique Da Silva Diláscio, Cristiano Andrade Quintão Coelho Rocha, César Augusto de Souza Santos, Renato Ramos Coelho, Helia Cristina de Souza, Maura Lourenço Fernandes, Michael Douglas Celestino Bispo*, Laila Cristina Moreira Damazio and Andréa Carmen Guimarães

The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of a concurrent training program on overweight, obesity and improving functional autonomy in people with intellectual disability (ID). Six students with ID between the ages of 19 and 55 participated in the study. The period of intervention of the research occurred during 8 months, 2 for setting and 6 for training. The evaluation of overweight and obesity was performed by the analysis of the Body Mass Index (BMI) and the Hip Waist Ratio (WHR). The Functional Independence Scale and the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) were evaluated for functional autonomy. For the muscle force training load used is between 50/60% of one repetition maximum resistance and cardiovascular training intensity was determined using the test 1600m. The results showed statistically significant improvements in the total GMFCS score in the upper and lower limbs of both genders (p <0.05). The results allow to conclude that the practice of the concurrent training improved the functional autonomy considering the general scope of people with intellectual disability.


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