Acute metabolic response to the aerobic component of low impact aerobic dance with and without wrist weights

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dc.contributor.author Crowe, Lisa M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:29:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:29:58Z
dc.date.created 1988 en_US
dc.date.issued 1988
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1988 .C7 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/179625
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this investigation was to identify the acute physiologic responses to the aerobic component of low impact aerobic dance, with and without the inclusion of wrist weights. Twelve female volunteers with an aerobic dance exercise background were recruited from Ball State University. The subjects were classified as highly fit individuals based on exercise history. Following an explanation of the project and preliminary physiologic screening, each subject performed three exercise trials. The first trial was a maximum graded exercise test for the purpose of determining maximal heart rate and oxygen uptake. Following the maximal test each subject performed two identical fifteen minute low impact aerobic dance trials to a choreographed videotape. The low impact aerobic dance videotape was choreographed to include three five-minute segments, providing for a gradual increase in the exercise period. To analyze for differences in the physiologic responses to low impact aerobic dance with and without wrist weights, one trial was performed with each subject wearing one pound wrist weights, while the other served as a no wrist weight comparison trial. Group means and standard deviations were calculated for oxygen uptake and energy expenditure responses at each music tempo. Differences between the two trials for these parameters were determined with a one-way ANOVA for repeated measures. For both trials, the alpha level was set at p<0.05. For the 116 tempo trials, significant differences were observed between the no wrist weights vs. wrist weight for absolute oxygen uptake (1.191 ± 1.27 vs. 1.36 ± 25 1/min) and relative oxygen uptake (20.02 ± 4.51 vs. 22.76 ± 4.15 ml/kg/min). Significant differences were also noted at the 116 tempo trials for percent of maximum oxygen uptake (46.7 ± 7.20 vs.53.8 ± 8.95% ) and energy expenditure (5.95 ± 1.31 vs. 6.68 + 1.22 kcals/min). No significant differences were noted between the two trials at the 148 tempo. The results of this study demonstrate that low impact aerobic dance exercise can provide sufficient exercise stimulus to meet the minimal quality of exercise as recommended by the ACSM. However, the low impact aerobic dance routine used in this study was a moderate intensity activity, and may be an effective training activity for only low to moderately fit subjects. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent ii, 40 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title Acute metabolic response to the aerobic component of low impact aerobic dance with and without wrist weights en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 4 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/555388 en_US


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