PAPERS – abstract
Fitness and Somatometrical Parameters Changes Induced by Physical
Department of Hygiene, „Victor Babeş” University of
Pharmacy Timişoara, Romania
Physical Education and Sport,
of West Timişoara, Romania
Departments of Public Health, „Victor
Medicine and Pharmacy Timişoara, Romania
aim of this paper is to analyze the existence of a possible
correlation between VO2max
and somatometric parameters as a result of endurance training at a
medium altitude of 1400 m.
and method: A group of 12 sportsmen, students of the Department of
Physical Education and Sports,University
of West Timişoara, who have undergone 30 days physical endurance
training program (SEAL). All the subjects were tested for maximum
effort both before and after the 30 days’ period of physical
training. Somatometric parameters as well as parameters of aerobic
have been recorded. Results: Statistical analysis of data provided by
the subjects included in the present study has shown an extremely
significant increase of (VO2max)
value (p < 0.001) after a month of physical endurance training.
Somatometric parameters as well as abdominal circumference (p <
0.05), adipose tissue weight (p < 0.05), bodily weight (0.05),
adipose tissue percentage (p < 0.01) have been modified; namely
all cases the values have decreased at the end of the final testing.
All considered parameters have been correlated with (VO2max)
and this correlation has been stronger after a month of physical
training (p < 0.01).
As a result of physical endurance training at a medium altitude we
have established that there is a direct relationship between the
parameters of aerobic fitness and somatometric parameters.
oxygen consumption, aerobic fitness, physical endurance training,
somatometric parameters, medium altitude.