Effect of Eight Weeks of Zumba® Fitness Exercise on Some Physical Fitnesses Parameter of Sedenter Women


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Authors

  • Tugce Tanriverdi Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Türkiye
  • Aziz Güçlüöver Faculty of Sport Sciences, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Turkiye

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.11534283

Keywords:

Body composition, body image, health beliefs, pilates, sedentary individuals

Abstract

This research was conducted to examine the effects of Zumba Fitness exercises performed regularly for eight weeks on some physical fitness levels in sedentary women. The sample group of the experimental study (n=14; age=19±0.9; height=159±6.70) consists of randomized sedentary volunteer female participants. In the experimental research, some physical fitness tests were applied to the participants. In assessing aerobic fitness; Harvard step test is used to evaluate strength; Hand grip test and leg strength test are used in the evaluation of body composition. Among anthropometric circumference measurements, shoulder, arm, chest, waist, abdomen, hip, thigh and calf circumference values were recorded with a tape measure. All data were analyzed in the IBM-SPSS 23 statistical program. Findings obtained in this study; When looking at the Pearson Correlation analysis results for the Pre-Post values of Body Mass Index, Body Fat Percentage, Shoulder, Arm, Chest, Waist, Abdomen, Hip, Thigh, Calf, a statistically significant relationship was found between the pre-post values of all variables (p < α=0.05). All relationships appear to be at a high level and in the same direction. When the Pearson Correlation analysis results for right hand grip, left hand grip, leg strength and Harvard step test Pre-Post values were examined, a statistically significant relationship was found between the pre-post values of all variables (p < α=0.05). The results were discussed and interpreted.

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Published

2024-07-01

How to Cite

Tanriverdi, T., & Güçlüöver, A. (2024). Effect of Eight Weeks of Zumba® Fitness Exercise on Some Physical Fitnesses Parameter of Sedenter Women. Journal of Exercise Science & Physical Activity Reviews, 2(1), 10–18. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.11534283

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