The Effect of Stick Dance Exercise to VO2 Max on ANC Semarang Gymnastic Studio Member

Authors

  • Andi Nur Cahyo Civil Engineering, Semarang University, Indonesia
  • Yudhi Purnama Physical Education Health and Recreation, Universitas Wahid Hasyim, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31949/ijsm.v4i2.9763

Keywords:

Stick dance, Exercise, VO2max

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the effect of stick dance exercise on VO2 max in ANC Semarang Gymnastic Studio members. VO2 max is a critical indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic capacity. Stick dance exercise is a low-impact, high-intensity activity that combines dance movements with resistance training. The study involved 30 randomly assigned participants to either a control group or an experimental group. The experimental group performed stick dance exercises for 12 weeks, while the control group did not participate in any exercise program. The results showed that the experimental group significantly increased VO2 max compared to the control group. The increase in VO2 max was 12.5% in the experimental group, indicating a substantial improvement in cardiovascular fitness. Stick dance exercises can effectively improve VO2 max in individuals new to exercise or with limited mobility. The findings of this study have implications for the development of exercise programs that cater to diverse populations. Stick dance exercises can be valuable to existing exercise programs, particularly for individuals seeking low-impact, high-intensity activities. Future studies can build upon these findings to explore the long-term effects of stick dance exercise on cardiovascular fitness and overall health.

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References

Suksom, D., Siripatt, A., Lapo, P., & Patumraj, S. (2011). Effects of two modes of exercise on physical fitness and endothelial function in the elderly: exercise with a flexible stick versus Tai Chi. Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, 94(1), 123.

Published

2024-05-31

How to Cite

Cahyo, A. N., & Purnama, Y. (2024). The Effect of Stick Dance Exercise to VO2 Max on ANC Semarang Gymnastic Studio Member. Indonesian Journal of Sport Management, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.31949/ijsm.v4i2.9763