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The Effects of Circuit Weight Training and Weight Training on Foot Pressure in Healthy Adults


  • Department of Physical Therapy, Emergency Medical Rehabilitation, Kangwon National University, 346 Hwangjo-ri Dogye-eup Samcheok-si Kangwon-Do, KS007, Korea, Republic of
  • Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health and Science, Kangwon National University, 346 Hwangjo-ri Dogye-eup Samcheok-si Kangwon-Do, KS007, Korea, Republic of


Objectives: This study aims to identify the effects of circuit weight training and weight training on foot pressure. Methods/ Statistical Analysis: The 20 young participants were divided into a Circuit Weight Training Group (CWTG) and a Weight Training Group (WTC) with ten participants in each group. A gait analyzer was utilized to assess on plantar pressure of subjects. The plantar pressure of ten spots was measured and analyzed. A paired samples t-test was used before and after the exercise in the CWTG and the WTG. Findings: This study shows the two groups’ changes in plantar pressure after the exercise as compared to before the exercise. The CWTG saw a significant increase in plantar pressure in two of the ten areas (F6, R1) and the WTG saw a significant increase in five of the ten areas (F4, F5, F6, R3, R4). After the four-week exercise program, the WTG’s plantar pressure significantly increased in five of the ten areas of the sole, with a significant increase in the middle foot. The CWTG’s plantar pressure significantly increased in two of the ten areas of the sole, the great toes and the outer areas of the heels. This means that the CWTG’s plantar pressure is closest to the normal movement of plantar pressure. Improvements/Applications: The CWTG exercise method resulted in a normal gait pattern, which had a more positive effect on gait than weight exercise.


Circuit Weight Training, Foot Pressure, Healthy Adults, Normal Gait Pattern, Weight Training.

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