COMPARISON OF RING-FIT ADVENTURE VERSUS A SPRINT INTERVAL + RESISTANCE TRAINING INTERVENTION ON BODY COMPOSTION
Chloe S. Jones1, Kameron Suire2, Katherine E. Spring1, Monaye Merritt1, Darby Winkler1, Alexandra V. Carroll1, Danielle W. Wadsworth1. 1Auburn University, Auburn, AL. 2University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.
BACKGROUND: The use of active video games (AVG’s) has increased recently with the emergence of the Ring-Fit Adventure (RF) and the Nintendo Switch. Literature surrounding the impact of AVG’s on physical activity is mixed, and questions still exist about AVG’s impact on body composition. The purpose of this study was to compare the impact of RF versus a sprint interval training plus resistance training (SIT+RT) regimen on body fat percentage (BF%) amongst women, who completed both studies. METHODS: 11 women completed a 10-week SIT+RT intervention consisting of 30 sessions in 2019 (M = 41.89 ± 9.81 years). The same women also completed an 8-week RF intervention for a total of 16 sessions in 2021 (M = 43.86 ± 9.79 years). Body composition, using the iDexa, was assessed pre- and post-intervention for both studies. RESULTS: There was no signiﬁcant interaction found with BF%, F1,20 = 2.44, p = .79, η2 = .06 between groups from pre- to post-intervention. A significant interaction was noted for bone mineral density (BMD) F1,20 = 5.52, p = .03, η2 = .21 by group by time. The RF group gained BMD (M = .03 g/kg2) compared to no change in the SIT+RT group. CONCLUSION: Although dose (16 sessions compared to 30 sessions) and duration (8 weeks compared to 10 weeks) were less in the RF intervention, results suggest the two interventions were comparable for changes in body fat percentage in women. Future studies should repeat this study design in a larger sample size of women.
Jones, CS; Suire, K; Spring, KE; Merritt, M; Winkler, D; Carroll, AV; and Wadsworth, DW
"COMPARISON OF RING-FIT ADVENTURE VERSUS A SPRINT INTERVAL + RESISTANCE TRAINING INTERVENTION ON BODY COMPOSTION,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 16:
1, Article 58.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol16/iss1/58