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Analysis of exercise intensity and energy expenditure of women participating in the Curves exercise program.

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dc.contributor.advisor Kreider, Richard B., 1962-
dc.contributor.author Farris, Gregory D.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Health, Human Performance and Recreation. en
dc.date.copyright 2006-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/4198
dc.description.abstract The Curves program is designed to improve fitness. The purpose of this study was to identify exercise intensity, HR and energy expenditure in a group of women participating in the Curves program. Seventy-eight women (53.6 ± 7.09 yrs, 192.1 ± 30.43 pounds, 43.5 ± 4.52 % fat) performed the Curves workout on two occasions. Results show that mean HR was 119 ± 15 b/min which was equivalent to 79% max HR or 63 % HRR. Thirty-three women (52.7 ± 6.68 yrs, 193.1 ± 31.73 pounds, 1.8 ± 0.28 L/min VO2 max) performed the Curves 30-min workout on two occasions. Results show that the mean RER to perform the 30-min workout was 1.00 ± 0.07 and 0.98 ± 0.05 for the two sessions. Estimated caloric expenditure was 164.5 ± 25.19 kcals and 160.6 ± 28.36 kcals for the two sessions. Results indicate that the Curves program qualifies as moderate intensity exercise. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Circuit training -- Physiological aspects. en
dc.subject Energy metabolism -- Measurement. en
dc.subject Physical fitness for women. en
dc.title Analysis of exercise intensity and energy expenditure of women participating in the Curves exercise program. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.S.Ed. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Health, Human Performance and Recreation. en


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