Academic journal article Journal of Physical Education and Sport

Realization of Anti Gravity Fitness Exercises in Physical Education Practice of Female Students

Academic journal article Journal of Physical Education and Sport

Realization of Anti Gravity Fitness Exercises in Physical Education Practice of Female Students

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Introduction

The data of specialists show the presence of negative deterioration dynamics of physical health and physical fitness of modern students starting from the beginning of their studies at universities (Kubieva, et al., 2019; Druz, et al., 2017). According to scientists, the main reason for the deterioration of health indicators is the lack of regular physical activity (РА) among modern students (Uher, & Bukova, 2018). A. De Lion points out that there is no general consensus about effective and quick solutions to this problemalong with the unanimous opinion of specialists about the lack of РА among young people and students. Besides, the scientist proposes to involve professionals solving this problem successfully in the fitness industry (De Lion, Neville, & Armor, 2017). Also, experts also recommend paying their attention to the needs and requirements of modern young people who visit fitness centers and clubs regularly (Farakhutdinov, & Sheregova, 2018). In Russia, a fairly significant increase in the number of people including young people has been revealed who attend fitness clubs regularly (Volobaeva, & Gilazieva, 2013). The use of data analysis of students' requests and practical experience of fitness trainers will modernize the process of physical education (PE) at universities significantly. It should be noted that experts recommend PE process should be upgraded in higher education institutions by developing and putting into practice PE effective fitness techniques that include various types of fitness (Shuba, & Shuba, 2017; Ilnitskaya, et al., 2014). The aim of using various fitness programs in PE practice is to declare: fighting obesity increasing cardiorespiratory fitness (Osipov, et al., 2018) developing strength and flexibility of body joints (Vashchuk, et al., 2018).

Today, many scientists propose introducing various types of aerobic and mixed fitness training into PE practice actively: callanetics (Kolomiytseva, & Anatskyi, 2017), crossfit training (Kudryavtsev, et al., 2018), Kangoo-jumps (Mokrova, et al., 2018). Fortunately, scientists have found that an increase in cardiorespiratory fitness has a positive effect on both the level of physical health and academic performance of young people (Marques, et al., 2018) and urge the active use of aerobic fitness training in the practice of youth education (Symolik, et al., 2018). Moreover, fitness aerobic training is widely used in PE practice of students with various pathologies (Kriventsova, et al., 2017). The use effectiveness of advanced fitness techniques in PEpractice of students with motor pathologies has been proven by experts (Cherepov, et al., 2018). Various types of fitness aerobics are also used increasing the level of special characteristics of professional athletes (Kozina, et al., 2019). Also, experts point out the significant effects use of recreational yoga in PE practice of modern youth (Cox, et al., 2017). Besides, experts point out that today, it is necessary using various types of health and sports fitness that are popular among young people increasing the efficiency level in PE practice of young people. It should be mentioned that one of the new and rather quickly gained popularity is Anti Gravity fitness in the world of fitness. This fitness and yoga fitness system was developed by American dancer C. Harrison (Christopher Harrison's Antigravity Fitness). However, this type of fitness is an acrobatic exercise and yoga using a specially created Anti Gravity hammock. The classes include elements from dances, Pilates, gymnastics and yoga which allow improving physical fitness and general health. Today, Anti Gravity fitness is promoted by many health and fitness clubs around the world (Anti Gravity Fitness Australia P/L). It can be assumed that there is a possibility of increasing the general level of physical and functional fitness of female students due to the use in practice of PE of girls of a new fitness direction - Anti Gravity fitness. …

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