Weighty Issues

The purpose of this experiment was to identify the optimal circumstances under which a woman could lose the most fat. Variables tested were aerobic routines, weight lifting programs, and use of thermogenics.

To achieve this goal, eight subjects participated in a four week program that included diet specifications, as well as varying combinations of the variable described above. Observed were changes in aerobic routines (high intensity interval training vs. steady-state moderate intensity excercise), weight lifting programs (hypertrophy vs. circuit training weight lifting) and use of thermogenics (use of thermogenics vs. no use of thermogenics). Total body fat percentage was taken at the beginning and end of the four week period. The percent of original body fat lost was analyzed using a three factor Design of Experiment (DOE).

Research Done By:

Anne Kreger
Sterling Heights High School

Shaun Phillips
Richmond High School