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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part F

Analysis of the influence of a twelve-month swimming exercise on mentally disabled individuals’ physical fitness level


Author(s): Elif Top, Yagmur Akkoyunlu, Mustafa Akil

Abstract: In this study, it was aimed to analyze influence of a twelve-month swimming exercise on mentally disabled individuals’ physical fitness level. A total of 28 mild mentally disabled individuals between 14-19 age groups participated the study. According to the results of the study, while there was no statistically significant difference between measurements of body weight, body mass index, sit-reach flexibility, left hand grip strength, extended arm hang on groups, measurements and between groups and their measurements; statistically significant difference was found in body fat percentage values between groups, measurements, and groups and their measurements. There was statistically no significant difference between vertical jump, leg strength, right hand grip strength groups, groups and their measurements, but statistically important difference between measurements was determined. When Isometric push-up and 1 mile run/walk values were analysed, it was noticed that statistically there was no striking difference between groups, measurements, there was statistically meaningful difference between groups and their measurements. When modified curl-up values were analysed, statistically no significant difference was observed between groups, but statistically there was important difference between measurements, groups and their measurements. Consequently, it is necessary to apply new exercise programs and revise existing exercise programs while studying with disabled individuals.

Pages: 315-322  |  980 Views  32 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Elif Top, Yagmur Akkoyunlu, Mustafa Akil. Analysis of the influence of a twelve-month swimming exercise on mentally disabled individuals’ physical fitness level. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2015;2(2):315-322.
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