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The Effects of Mixed Exercise (ABOXERCISE) on Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Endurance and BMI level in 30- to 40-Year-Old Obese Males

Mazlan Ismail

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 26, Issue 3, September 2018

Keywords: Abdominal exercise, boxing movements, health related fitness, obese

Published on: 28 Sep 2018

This study was done to determine the effects of combining abdominal exercise and boxing movements (ABOXERCISE) on cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, and BMI level. The pre–post experimental design was used and participants consisted of 20 inactive males aged 34 to 39 years, who participated in this study, having a BMI level of more than 30. All participants took part in the Aktifkan Orang Muda program in Petaling Jaya 2016. They were engaged three times a week for 24 weeks of ABOXERCISE interventions. All participants completed the tests (step test, sit-ups test, and BMI) before and after the intervention. The results showed that the cardiovascular endurance and muscular endurance increased after 24 weeks of intervention. The BMI level as well as body weight of the participant also decreased. The present study recommends ABOXERCISE as another approach for exercise practitioners. In conclusion, this study finding suggests the effectiveness of ABOXERCISE on cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, and BMI level of obese male communities. Future researchers may want to investigate the effectiveness of ABOXERCISE with different types of exercise or aerobic dance. It is also to find any association with physiological and psychological states of the participants.

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