Document Type : Original Article


Department of Sport Sciences, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran.


Aims: Plasma displacement from vascular space to cellular and interstitial space following an exercise involvement will influence the evaluation of its components in sport physiology studies. Therefore, this study has been aimed to testify the effects of a session of intense endurance activity on plasma volume and Albumin protein with three distinct body compositions.
Methods: The study has been based on a semi-experimental method in three separate groups of thin (n=12), normal (n= 10), and fat (n=12) participants. Selected studied population was young non-athlete men (20 to 25 years). The participants ran a 60 meter distance (two 5 meter paths, two 10 meter paths and two 15 meter paths) for 30 seconds in 6 non-stop rounds. This process continued after 30 second resting until exhaustion for up to 43 rounds. Blood samples were collected once before starting the test and then after finishing the test process. The samples were collected in EDTA tubes to avoid coagulation and immediately after transferring to laboratory, the plasma was centrifuged. To analyze the data, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Levene's statistical test, and covariance analysis using SPSS 20 software in the significance level of p≤0/05 were applied.
Findings: The results revealed that a session of intense endurance activity makes significant reduction of plasma volume and Albumin protein in all tested groups which was more evident in fat body composition.
Conclusion: Regarding the results, when plasma components are evaluated after an exercise involvement, plasma volume changes should be considered especially in the studies focusing on exercise physiology.


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