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Gavrilyev S.I., Cherkashin I.A. Changes in physical fitness of men of the second mature age who attend health-improving classes with elements of tennis

DOI: 10.34835/issn.2308-1961.2020.7.p65-70
Changes in physical fitness of men of the second mature age who attend health-improving classes with elements of tennis
Sergei Ilich Gavrilyev, the senior teacher, Yakut State Agricultural Academy; Ilia Afanasievich Cherkashin, the doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, Yakut State Agricultural Academy, North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, Moscow State Academy of Physical Culture, Malakhovka

Introduction. Adapting to physical activity while playing tennis leads to the positive changes in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The purpose of the study is identification of the influence on the level of physical fitness of men of the second mature age of regular health-improving activities with elements of tennis. Methodology and organization of research. The study involved 60 men of the second mature age (40–49 years), who were divided into experimental and control groups of 30 people each. Both groups were similar in terms of age, body weight, body length, and body mass index (BMI). The pedagogical experiment lasted for a year, during which the developed cycle of health classes with elements of tennis was introduced for representatives of the experimental group. Pedagogical testing was conducted twice-before and after the pedagogical experiment. Research results and discussion. All seven indicators of general physical fitness (p <0.05, p <0.01) and all indicators of special physical fitness (p < 0.05) increased statistically significantly for the representatives of the experimental group. In the control group, at the end of the experiment, four out of seven indicators of overall physical fitness were statistically significantly changed in relation to the initial data. Conclusions. The use of two programs-we developed a cycle of wellness classes with elements of tennis and the proposed fitness center for one year had a positive impact on the overall physical fitness of men of the second mature age (40-49 years). Those who are engaged in the fitness center program have positive significant changes in strength and flexibility (p <0.05, p <0.01). While in men who regularly attend health – improving classes with elements of tennis, all indicators of general and special physical fitness significantly changed after the experiment. They have statistically significantly increased in contrast to those engaged in the program of the fitness center the indicators of speed and dexterity.
Keywords: recreation, tennis, strength, speed, flexibility, dexterity, pedagogical testing, assessment.
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