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The Effect of 8 weeks Zumba Training on Women’s Body Composition with Overweight
Marjan Haghjoo, Abdossaleh Zar, Syeed Ali Hoseini *
ersity, Marvdasht,slamic Azad Univ
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Background and purpose: lack of movement is one of the factors that can increase obesity. Zumba exercise has a positive effect on body composition and rate of calorie burn and also improve people's cardiovascular endurance.the aim of this study was survey the effects of 8-week selected Zumba fitness trainings on the body composition of women with overweight.

Methodology: 29  women volunteers participating Zumba fitness exercises at Artay club (branch 2), were selected  as statically sample and divided in 2 groups: Zumba fitness training group (16 participants) and control group (13 participants). The experimental group for eight weeks, three times a week and each session an hour of Zumba exercise performed. The control group only did their daily activities, body composition were measured before and after eight weeks Zumba fitness exercises For statistical analysis of data, we used of Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and independent and dependent t- test (α=0/05).

Results: The results showed that the 8-week Zumba fitness training has a significant effect on decrease women’s body fat percentage (p=0/001); body mass index (p=0/001); fat mass (p=0/001); and Waist-to-hip ratio (p=0/004). However, not significant effect on protein mass in overweight women (p=0/92).

Conclusion: Based on the findings, we concluded that eight weeks of Zumba exercise can improve body composition in overweight women.

Keywords: Zumba Training, Women, body fat, protein mass
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Physiology varzeshi
Received: 2016/04/2 | Revised: 2017/06/12 | Accepted: 2016/08/7
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Haghjoo M, zar A, Hoseini S A. The Effect of 8 weeks Zumba Training on Women’s Body Composition with Overweight. jmj. 2016; 14 (2) :21-30
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