Effect of flexi-bar exercise on body composition and trunk muscle strength in overweight and obesity female college students

플렉시-바 운동이 과체중 및 비만 여대생의 신체조성과 몸통근력에 미치는 효과

  • Um, Ki-Mai (Department of Physical Therapy, Yeoju Institute of Technology) ;
  • Wang, Joong-San (Department of Physical Therapy, Yeoju Institute of Technology)
  • 엄기매 (여주대학교 물리치료과) ;
  • 왕중산 (여주대학교 물리치료과)
  • Received : 2015.06.26
  • Accepted : 2015.10.08
  • Published : 2015.10.31


This study aimed to analyze the effect of flexi-bar exercise on in body composition and trunk muscle strength of female college students who are either overweight or obesity. The subjects were female college students divided into experimental group(N=15) and control group(N=15). The experimental group performed a flexi-bar exercise for of 30 minute sessions three days per week for five weeks, and the differences in body composition and trunk muscle strength before and after the experiment and between experimental group and control group were analyzed. The study results showed that the experimental group had a statistically significant improvement in the body fat mass and body fat percentage, body muscle mass, both arm muscle mass, trunk muscle mass, basal metabolic rate(p<.05). Changes in trunk muscle strength showed that the experimental group had statistically significant increased in changes in trunk muscle strength(p<.01). The study verified that flexi-bar exercise can be effective for improving the body composition and trunk muscle strength of overweight and obesity female college students.


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