The effects of selective aerobic exercise on cardiovascular fitness in Debre Markos preparatory school sedentary female students
Author(s): Fenta Bitew
Abstract: The study conducted to investigate the effect of aerobic exercise on improving cardiovascular fitness of Debre Markos preparatory school at Debre Markos town.15, sedentary preparatory school female students selected as the study subjects and their age range from 16-18 years old. All chosen participants participated in moderate-intensity aerobic exercise for 8 consecutive weeks (3 days per week), 40-60 minutes duration per day.12 minutes run test and step test used, and pre, during, and after training test conducted on cardiovascular fitness variables. The data collected from the study analyzed quantitatively using descriptive statistics of central tendency of mean and standard deviation and determined the difference between initial and final mean scours for participants. The results of 12 minutes run test mean difference (826.86 meters), and the in-step, test mean difference (28.13 minutes) per set and also 12 minutes run test result (73.33%) of participants recorded under good performance zone and 26.66% of them positioned under the marginal zone after training. Based on the findings, it can conclude that moderate aerobic exercise has a positive effect on the cardiovascular fitness of Debre Markos preparatory school sedentary lifestyle female students.