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A Journal on Applied Physiology, Biomechanics, Preventive Medicine,
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Online ISSN 1827-1928


The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2015 Sep 01

Sport Rock climbing: as a type of physical activity to improve health-related physical fitness parameters

Aras D., Akalan C.

Ankara University Faculty of Sport Sciences, Department of Coaching Education, Universitesi Golbasi Yerleskesi, Spor Bilimleri Fakultesi, Ankara, Turkey

AIM: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of sport rock climbing (SRC) exercises on VO2max, body composition (BC), muscle strength (MS), and muscle endurance (ME) components.
METHODS: A total of 19 adults participated in this study voluntarily. The subjects were randomly divided into two groups as experimental (EG) and control (CG). While the EG went and did climbing training by using the top-rope method for 60 minutes a day, three days a week for 8 weeks and were not involved in any other formal physical activity programs, the CG did not train and take part in any physical activity during the course of the study. Both of the groups completed pre and post test in BC, VO2max, MS, and ME between 60-120 degrees/s. Training intensity was set at 70 % of maximal heart rate (HRmax), and the intensity was controlled with HR monitors in each training session.
RESULTS: There was a significant difference between pre and post tests in BC (percent body fat % 16.3 p<0.01, and mass of body fat % 18.4 p<0.05), VO2max (% 5.54 p<0.01), MS and ME parameters (p<0.01, p<0.05) in healthy individuals.
CONCLUSION: It, therefore, demonstrated that SRC can be used as a type of activity to maintain and/or improve physical fitness in sedentary adults.

language: English


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