This experimental research was one group pretest-posttest design. The purpose of the study was to compare the effects of nine-square aerobic dance on the cardiovascular endurance system and percentage of body fat before and after the implementation. Simple random sampling was employed to select a sample group of fifty students who studied in Silpakorn University and enrolled in the Principle of Exercise for Health course in the first semester of 2012. The main instrument was aerobic dance with nine-square program. The samples were trained by aerobic dance with nine-square program for eight weeks, three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), one hour a day (17.00-18.00 hours) Pre- and Post-tests were implemented before and after the experiment to test the subjectsā€™ cardiovascular endurance and percentage of body fat. Statistics used in analyzing data were frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and t-test dependent.The results showed that aerobic dance with nine-square program had a positive impact on cardiovascular endurance and percentage of body fat. Subjectsā€™ heart rate while exercising was 137.74 BPM (Beat Per Minute), and after training, it was 113.04 BPM. It showed that studentsā€™ cardiovascular endurance, and percentage of body fat after training was proved significantly better than the result before training statistically (p<.05).
Napasorn Neelapaijit, Silpakorn University, Thailand
Iyarush Kaesman, Silpakorn University, Thailand
Stream: Natural, Environmental and Health Sciences
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