2018, Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part A
Effect of supervised Pilates mat exercises on parametrs of health related physical fitness among young Indian women: An experimental studyAuthor(s):
Sindhu N, Bhatbolan SV, Billore N and Bashyal PAbstract: Background and Objectives:
In today’s competitive world young women require adequate levels of physical fitness (e.g. core muscle strength, endurance and flexibility). One specific exercise method that received a lot of attention is Core Strength Training (CST) through Pilates. The aim of the study was to determine the efficacy of Pilates on core strength, flexibility and on BMI among young Indian women aged between 18-26 years.
Methods: The study included 50 subjects who consented to participate and were recruited as per the inclusion/exclusion criteria. Demographic data and BMI was recorded and subjects were assessed for pre intervention core strength and flexibility using DLLT and SR test respectively. The subjects were included in a supervised classical Pilates mat exercise protocol which comprised of 10 exercises performed 3 times a week for duration of 4 weeks. After 4 weeks subjects were re-assessed for post intervention core strength and flexibility and the data was analyzed.
Results and Conclusion: The results showed were: The core strength showed a significant statistical change with the pre intervention (63.85±9.01) post intervention (52.29±10.41) with t value (10.458) and p value (<0.001**). This demonstrated an overall clinically and statistically significant improvement in the core strength post intervention. Flexibility parameter at pre intervention (19.41±9.90) post intervention (21.20±5.97) with t value (1.51) and p value (0.138). Though flexibility parameter on analysis did not show any significant statistical change, but there was a clinically observable improvement demonstrated by few subjects. BMI remained unchanged with no significant change.Pages: 07-11 | 832 Views 44 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Sindhu N, Bhatbolan SV, Billore N, Bashyal P. Effect of supervised Pilates mat exercises on parametrs of health related physical fitness among young Indian women: An experimental study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(6):07-11.