Analysis and comparison of body mass index and estimated maximum oxygen consumption between practitioners and non-practitioners of CrossFit®

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https://doi.org/10.33837/msj.v3i1.1215

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Physiology, VO2, IPAQ, Cardiovascular capacity, Metabolism, BMI.

Abstract

The body mass index (BMI) and the maximum oxygen volume (VO2Max) are indicators used to assess obesity-related physical status, and to assess fitness and intensity control, respectively, and both are directly associated with the profile evaluated health. The aim's study is to evaluate and compare the profile of BMI and VO2Max values of the Crossfit® modality practitioners (GCF) and practitioners of random non-oriented physical activities (CG). Thirty-nine participants divided between GCF ((n = 20, years 20.4 ± 6.4; height (m) 1.6 ± 0.1; body mass (kg) 69.35 ± 11.63) and CG (n = 19, years 29.4 ± 8.2; height (m) 1.71 ± 0.1; body mass (kg) 76.3 ± 16.84)) were classified according to the physical activity level using the short version of IPAQ questionnaire and assessed using BMI and VO2Max obtained through anthropometric data. The results suggest that Crossfit® practitioners have lower values of BMI and higher values of VO2Max when compared to CG (BMI, GCF 23.7 ± 1.84; GC 26.4 ± 3.76; p = 0.009) (VO2Max, GCF 44.24 ± 5.09; GC 34.26 ± 6.63; p <0.001).  Crossfit® practitioners have lower BMI and higher VO2Max compared to a group of random non-oriented physical activity practitioners.

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2020-08-06

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Clael, S., de Sousa, F. F., Brandão, H. C. P., & Bezerra, L. (2020). Analysis and comparison of body mass index and estimated maximum oxygen consumption between practitioners and non-practitioners of CrossFit®. Multi-Science Journal (ISSN 2359-6902), 3(1), 40-43. https://doi.org/10.33837/msj.v3i1.1215

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