STUDY REGARDING THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE SOMATIC AND BODY HARMONY DEVELOPMENT LEVEL THROUGH AEROBIC GYMNASTICS MEANS
This research aims to emphasize the improvement of the somatic and body harmony indices by using aerobic gymnastics means. The research objective is to increase the somatic and body harmony indices in female adolescents, through the practice of specific aerobic gymnastics physical exercises. The research comprised a number of 40 subjects (20 female adolescents forming the experimental group, and 20 the control group), aged between 18 and 25, and it was conducted at the "Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacău. The subjects went through a fitness-type aerobic gymnastics program, three times per week. In order to assess the effectiveness of the applied means, the following body harmony indices were calculated: the Body Mass Index (BMI); the Erissman Index (EI); the abdominal muscle strength index (As); the thoracic elasticity (Te). The research data emphasize the effectiveness of the means and methods used to improve the somatic and body harmony indices.