EFFECTS OF AEROBICS CLASS ON WEIGHT LOSS AND BOW POSTURE FOR VARSITY STUDENTS

  • Masae Yamazaki
  • Shigekazu Yoshida
  • Hiroh Yamamoto
Keywords: weight loss, aerobics, bow posture, kimono, ukemi

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of aerobic training class on weight loss for varsity students in comparison with tatami mats in the Judo room and the floor studio. Seventy-seven subjects participated in this study, after being confirmed by informed consent. The results showed that 51 subjects had lost weight, 66.2% of all. In regards %fat, 56 subjects had shown decreases, namely 72.7%. The data of the most weight loss was 5.4kg and the most %fat loss was 9.4%fat in the Judo room. In the focus on %fat loss subjects showed a statistically meaningful difference. It was suggested that an attempt of ukemi wearing a kimono with a tight belt and beautiful bow posture in back straight contributed to the effect of %fat loss in the Judo room and aerobics on tatami mats was the efficient exercise. In addition it was fruitful that each other bowed in respect in physique.
Published
2013-09-03
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities