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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF


International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part A (2018)

Effects of aerobic exercise on physical performance: A pedagogical and methodological study in the case of Ethiopian middle and long: Distance athletes

Solomon Teka Mekonen
Successful performance in aerobic distance running is dependent on the athlete’s ability to cover a fixed distance in the shortest time possible. To attain this objective, distance runners must be trained hard, yet intelligent, to maximize the physiological adaptations derived from training (Baechle and Earle, 2000). An effective distance runner’s program must include an exercise prescription specifically developed for the individual athlete.
Objective: The objective of this study is, therefore, to see whether aerobic exercise really matters in enhancing athletic performance and, if so, how. Relating to this, the study tried to gauge the impact of different types of aerobic exercises on performance, differentiate between field and treadmill exercises with regard to their impact, determine the whether or not intensity of aerobic exercise matters. As part of doing so, different techniques of measuring performance have been identified and used to determine athletic performance individually, severally and wholly as the case may be. VO2Max, exercise heart rate, resting heart rate, distances covered are some of the most important ones applied as measures of performance.
Research Design and Methods: Researcher conducted a systematic review of the literature in representative databases for the effect of aerobic exercise training or continuous interval exercise training on Athletes under Ethiopian Olympic Solidarity Gymnasium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The present study, as described earlier, is directed towards gauging how aerobic exercise impacts the performance of athletes. For that end different indicators of performance are seen and examined to identify how they are manipulated in different techniques of aerobic training. Samples of 47 runners (5 females and 42 male Athletes) were from middle and long-distance selected purposively.
Results: The result is that indicated the VO2max and heart rate are highly related to athletes’ endurance training and it would have its overriding importance in athletics success in the various competitions at local, national and international levels.
Conclusions: This is so much important to bring scientific training into focus for better results in athletics training. Regarding the degree by which subjects have improved their performance, we have no evidence that personal characteristics such as age, gender, and BMI have any kind of relationship. The percentage improvement in their performance is almost similar to people in every BMI, age or gender category. Recommendations the researcher would like to point out that in his data collection effort the main limitation was the lack of direct VO2max measurement that would reproduce the sport’s specificity with higher accuracy. Therefore, this gadget, which is of high importance for the successful training athletes, those professionals, policy makers and the government, should give much attention for the field so as to improve the prospects of the athletes.
Pages: 46-52  |  970 Views  58 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Solomon Teka Mekonen. Effects of aerobic exercise on physical performance: A pedagogical and methodological study in the case of Ethiopian middle and long: Distance athletes. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(4):46-52.
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