The effect of an exercise program on the maximum oxygen consumption and lung capacity for non-athletes over 18 years of age.

Abstract

Abstract: The aim of this study is to find out whether the exercise program can improve the maximum oxygen consumption and pulmonary capacity of non-athletic females over the age of 18 years. The sports program was conducted for a period of 12 weeks, and the research sample in this study consisted of 40 females equally divided into two groups, experimental and control. Maximum pulmonary capacity oxygen consumption was measured using a step test and a Geiger spirometer, respectively. Data were collected three times, that is, the primary pretest, posttest 1, and posttest 2, but only the participants in the experimental group received the mathematical program. The results stated that there were significant improvements in the maximum oxygen consumption and lung capacity in the experimental group compared to the control group. As a conclusion, the exercise program can positively affect the physiology of non-athletic females especially with regard to improving the capacity of maximum oxygen consumption.