Abstract

The aim was to evaluate the effect of a two-month training program on some anthropometric characteristics and maximum oxygen consumption (VO2 max) in male and female recreational athletes. Study included 62 participants, 30 males and 32 females. All participants were doing recreational sport, aged from 35 to 50 years old. In order to obtain accurate results, the following instruments were used: measuring tape, InnerScan body composition monitor Tanita BC-532, and "Technogym" treadmill where they were performing submaximal aerobic test. Training process lasted for two months and consisted of two testing sessions. The training program has included three sessions per week for about 90 minutes. T-test for paired samples was used in the statistical program "SPSS", and results suggested that there was a positive effect of a two-month training process on certain anthropometric characteristics and the maximal oxygen uptake in both male and female subjects.

Keywords

Body-composition Fitness Sub-maximal test Fat Recreation

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