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The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology 2017;19(3):15-25.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15758/jkak.2017.19.3.15    Published online July 30, 2017.
Short-term Effect of Crossfit on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Fitness Components in Obese Middle-aged Men.
Jong-eun Park, Suh-Jung Kang
Sangmyung University
Correspondence:  Suh-Jung Kang,
Email: suhjkang@smu.ac.kr
Received: 4 July 2017   • Accepted: 20 July 2017
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to compared cardiovascular disease risk factors and fitness components in obese middle aged men after Crossfit exercise in 2 weeks.
METHODS
All subjects were obese and middle aged men. Cardiovascular disease risk factors (body fat percent, waist circumference, body mass index, blood pressure, total-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, triglyceride, fasting glucose), and fitness components (muscle strength, muscle endurance, agility, flexibility) were measured and compared before and after 2 weeks.
RESULTS
First, waist circumference was significantly improved and diastolic blood pressure was significantly different after 2 weeks. Second, muscle endurance, agility, and flexibility were significantly improved after 2 weeks.
CONCLUSIONS
These results implies that short term participant of Crossfit exercise is time-efficient exercise to improve health and fitness in obese middle aged men.
Keywords: crossfit, hight intensity interval training, obesity, cardiovascular disease risk factor


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