January 29, 2023
Abbass Ghanbabri-Niaki

Abbass Ghanbabri-Niaki

Degree: Professor
Education: Ph.D in Exercise Physiology
Phone: 01135302218
Faculty: Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences


Title Effect of 6 Weeks of Preparation Training on Lipid Profile of High School Male Volleyball Players
Type Article
Lipid, Lipoprotein, Volleyball Player
Journal Medical laboratory Journal
DOI 10.29252/mlj.11.5.7
Researchers Abbass Ghanbabri-Niaki (First researcher) , Fatemeh Eslami (Second researcher) , Ramezanali Arabameri (Third researcher) , Aliakbar Sharifiyan (Fourth researcher)


Background and Objectives: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of six weeks of volleyball training on lipid and lipoprotein profiles of elite high school male volleyball players in the Golestan Province (Iran) during preparation season for an international championship in France. Methods: Training group included 12 elite volleyball players in students’ premier league and control group included 12 healthy non-athlete male students. The training group practiced at 60-85% of maximum heart rate for six weeks, 90 minutes per session, six sessions per week and three sessions a day (first session: technical practice, second session: tactical practice and third session: technical/tactical practice). Blood samples were taken after 12 hours of fasting both before and after the training. Results: Level of total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) and LDL-C/HDL-C increased in the training group (P> 0.05). However, there was a significant difference between the two groups in TC and LDL-C levels (P<0.05). Level of triglyceride, VLDL, and TC/HDL-C reduced in the training group after six weeks of training (P> 0.05). Conclusion: Our results show that the six-week volleyball training during the preparation season can cause abnormalities in plasma lipid profile.