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Running head: KPER 2120 FINAL LAB REPORT 1 KPER 2120 Final Examination Lab Report Paul Olowe 7821240 University of Manitoba December 16, 2019 KPER 2120 Dr. Russell Field
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KPER 2120 FINAL LAB REPORT 2 Abstract This experimental study aimed to analyse the what the outcome of a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) program will have on the physical fitness of middle-aged occasional exercisers (age 55-70). An experiment which involved 20 male and female participants divided in two groups was conducted to test this hypothesis. The first group (control group) continued to participate in their regular daily exercise routines for six weeks. The second group attended personal training in high-intensity interval sessions during the same period as the first group. Participants were tested before and after the exercise sessions to compare the VO2 max of the two groups after six weeks. The result from the experiment indicated that the elderly people who participated in high-intensity interval training recorded on average a higher V02 max level. This result suggests that a high- intensity interval training is an efficient alternative training routine for improving physical fitness of middle-aged occasional exercisers. Introduction The increase in the number of people aged 55 and over as well the expectation that this group will continue to grow in the coming years require researchers to explore the factors that contribute to maintaining satisfactory physical health in middle aged adults. In this present study, the two exercise routines provided consisted of high intensity interval training and regular training exercise. The effects of exercising have become conspicuous, but majority of people are not aware that HIIT may be a time-efficient component of increased physical fitness. In the analysis of the effects of HIIT (Glen, Gaesser & Siddharthha, 2011) stated that evidence from Norwegian hunt study shows that just a single weekly session of high-intensity exercise was found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in both men and women. The purpose of this study was to examine
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KPER 2120 FINAL LAB REPORT 3 the effects of six weeks high intensity interval training program on physical fitness among middle aged occasional exercisers. Methods The present study measured the VO2 max levels of the participants in the study before they engaged in either HIIT or continued to participate in their regular and occasional exercise routines. After these data were taken, participants were asked to either participate in their regular occasional exercise routines or a HIIT exercise routine. VO2 max were tested to compare the difference that these two routines had on participants. V02 max test is a test to determine the body’s max consumption of oxygen during exercise. During the test, oxygen and carbon dioxide production are measured to determine heart rate max and VO2 max. The first protocol in this test was done in a speed where participants were comfortable but not too relaxed. After a minute, there was an
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