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THE EFFECT OF ZUMBA AND REFORMER EXERCISES ON FEMALE BODY COMPOSITION

Although zumba and its reformer influences are generally known, the reasons of choice over its regional influences are not clearly known. In this study, the effects of Zumba and reformers training on body composition and regional anthropometric characteristics in sedentary women were investigated. The 31 sedentary women who voluntarily participated in the study were randomly divided into two groups: zumba (n:13) and reformer (n:18). Body composition, waist thickness, arm, chest, abdomen, but, hips, legs, BMI and waist/hip ratio parameters are evaluated as pretest-finaltest. Zumba and reformer training was practiced for 10 weeks, 3 days a week for 60 minutes. In the results obtained, the final test values of body weight, BMI, waist thickness, arm, chest, abdomen, butt, hip, leg environment for zumba and reformer groups were statistically significant according to preliminary test results (p<0.05). It was determined that there was no statistically significant difference in waist/hip ratio (p>0.05). In addition, there was no difference between zumba and pilates groups in any parameters compared to recent test comparisons (p>0.05). As a result, it was determined that zumba and reformer exercises have positive effects on body composition, BMI and some anthropometric variables in women. Furthermore, since zumba is an aerobic exercise, it has been concluded that fat burning is particularly effective in triggering reduced waist thickness and reformer exercises are more effective in arm circles.



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Zumba, reformer exercises, women.


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