Effect of aerobic dance with music on selected health related fitness parameters among adolescent school girls
Dr. Pintu Sil
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to find out the effectiveness of six weeks aerobic dance exercises with music on Selected Health Related Fitness Parameters among Adolescent School Girls. Materials and Methods: A total of 20 adolescent girls student were randomly chosen from the class VIII of a Govt. secondary school of Kolkata. The age of the student was in between 13 to14 years. The body fat percentage (PBF), muscular strength (MS) and muscular endurance (ME) were considered as criterion measure of this study. The instruments and tools used in this study to collect the data was AAHPERD Health Related Physical Fitness Test and skin fold calipers. Aerobic dance exercise programme was scheduled as five days per week basis for a period of six week continuously. The exercise set was repeated 4 times in each day. Duration of the exercise programme was 45 minute per day. Single experimental group design was adopted for this study. The mean and standard deviation were used as descriptive statistics. Difference between post test means and pre test mean were computed by t-test. Only 0.05 level of significance was considered in this study. All calculations were done using Excel 2007 software. Results: Results revealed that the pre-test mean value for PBF, MS and ME were 25.27, 22.52 Kg and 21.04 t/m respectively. The post-test mean value for PBF, MS and ME were 24.06, 27.61 Kg and 26.43 t/m respectively. The statistical calculations revealed that both the t-value for MS (t=2.30) and ME (t=2.47) for pre and post test were statistically significant (p<0.05). But the computed t-value for PBF (t=0.33) between pre and post test was found statistically insignificant (p>0.05). Conclusion: On the basis of results the study was concluded that six-week aerobics dance practice has significant effect on muscular strength and muscular endurance but has insignificant effect on body fat percentage among the adolescent school girls.
Dr. Pintu Sil. Effect of aerobic dance with music on selected health related fitness parameters among adolescent school girls. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 193-196