International Journal of Exercise Science 12(4): 1346-1354, 2019. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of three months of neuromotor fitness on body composition and physical performance in untrained women. Nine untrained women (age: 38.1 ± 6.9 years; total body mass: 79.3 ± 10.7 kg; height: 161.5 ± 3.9 cm; body mass index: 30.4 ± 4.1) participated in the present study. Subjects attended the laboratory on twenty-seven occasions during a three-month period at least forty-eight hours in between sessions. Sessions 1 and 2 were used to measure morphology and body composition, and to familiarize all subjects with the experimental procedure and physical performance tests (muscle power, balance, muscular endurance, and flexibility). During sessions 3 to 26, all exercises were performed twice a week during 60-min in each session. All exercises were divided into three different circuit programs composed by12 stations with one-min exercise and a passive recovery of thirty-sec. There were significant decreases (p < 0.005) for circumference in the right and left arm, pectoral, waist, abdomen, hip, and right and left calf. There were significant increases in lean body mass (p < 0.005) and total body weight (p < 0.005). There were significant decreases for body mass index (p < 0.005), fat mass (p < 0.005), and fat percentage (p < 0.05). There were significant decreases (p < 0.005) for skinfold in triceps, pectoral, subaxilar, shoulder blade, abdomen, hip, and thigh. There were significant increases for power test (p < 0.005), muscular endurance test (p < 0.005), and functional test (p < 0.005). There were no significant differences for flexibility (p < 0.005). The neuromotor fitness program affects the body composition and increases the physical performance in untrained women.
de Oliveira, João Vinnícius Vasconcellos; Monteiro, Estêvão Rios; Corrêa Neto, Victor Gonçalves; Marchetti, Paulo Henrique; Novaes, Jefferson da Silva; and Brown, Amanda Fernandes
"Three-Months of Neuromotor Fitness Program Affect the Body Composition and Physical Performance in Untrained Women,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 12
4, Pages 1346 - 1354.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol12/iss4/24