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Abstract Title

EFFECTS OF 12 WEEKS URUMI EXERCISE ON CARDIO-VASCULAR ENDURANCE AND BODY COMPOSITION OF YOUNG ADULT WOMEN

Abstract Theme

Physical activity and health

Type Presentation

Oral presentation

Abstract Authors

Presenter Kamalakanti Debnath - HVPM, Amravati (Physical Education) - IN

Presentation Details

Room: Urano        Date: 4 September        Time: 11:50:00        Presenter: Kamalakanti Debnath

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Background:
The  URUMI - a long sword made of flexible steel, sharp enough to cut into flesh while wielding, also known as ‘chuttuval’ (coild sword)-being practised in Klaripayatta, Kerela, South India. Its
blade(s) are typically razor-sharp and bad news for any one standing in the vicinity of the person wielding.

Methods:
The effects of Urumi exercise were investigated on the cardio-vascular fitness and body composition of 46 women aged 20-25 who used to come for practice regularly in Shree H V P Mandal. The
experimental group was made up 26 female subjects, and the control group numbered 20 subjects. The experimental programme of the Urumi exercise lasted for a period of 12 weeks, with sixty minute
training sessions three times a week. The Urumi exercise part of each workout lasted for 40 min. and involved high, low and moderate impact segments. The cardio-vascular fitness was evaluated by means
of the following parameters: resting heart rate, heart rate under strain, systolic arterial blood pressure (mmHg), diastolic arterial blood pressure (mmHg), the absolute value of maximal oxygen uptake
(lit/min) and the relative value of maximal O2 uptake (ml/kg/min). Body measurement was evaluated by means of the following measurements: body height (cm), body weight (kg), average thorax volume
(cm), girth (cm), back skinfold (mm), abdominal skinfold (mm). The basic descriptive statistics co-efficient were calculated for all the data for initial and final measuring, along with the student
t-test and multivariate and univariate covariance analysis (MANCOVA and ANCOVA).

Results:
There is a statistically significant difference in the variables for cardio-vascular fitness and body composition between the initial and final measuring in the experimental groups and between the
experimental and control groups at the final measuring.

Conclusions:
This study confirmed significant positive influence of the Urumi exercise trainings on the changes in the cardio-vascular endurance and body composition parameters in young adults women.

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