The effects of three months of aerobic and strength training on selected performance- and fitness-related parameters in modern dance students.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/39976
Title:
The effects of three months of aerobic and strength training on selected performance- and fitness-related parameters in modern dance students.
Authors:
Koutedakis, Yiannis; Hukam, Harmel; Metsios, Giorgos S.; Nevill, Alan M.; Giakas, Giannis; Jamurtas, Athanasios Z.; Myszkewycz, Lynn
Abstract:
The purpose of the present study was to assess the effects of a 12-week aerobic and muscular strength training program on selected dance performance and fitness-related parameters in modern dance students. The sample consisted of 32 men and women (age 19 +/- 2.2 years) who were randomly assigned into exercise (n = 19) and control (n = 13) groups. Anthropometric and flexibility assessments, treadmill ergometry, strength measurements, and- on a separate day-a dance technique test were conducted pre- and postexercise training in both groups. After the end of the program, the exercise group revealed significant increases in dance (p < 0.02), VO(2)max (p < 0.04), flexibility (p < 0.01), and leg strength (p < 0.001) tests compared to controls. It is concluded that in modern dance students (a) a 3-month aerobic and strength training program has positive effects on selected dance performance and fitness-related parameters, (b) aerobic capacity and leg strength improvements do not hinder dance performance as studied herein, and (c) the dance-only approach does not provide enough scope for physical fitness enhancements.
Citation:
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21(3): 808-812
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Journal:
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/39976
DOI:
10.1519/R-20856.1
PubMed ID:
17685714
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1064-8011
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group; Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannis-
dc.contributor.authorHukam, Harmel-
dc.contributor.authorMetsios, Giorgos S.-
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M.-
dc.contributor.authorGiakas, Giannis-
dc.contributor.authorJamurtas, Athanasios Z.-
dc.contributor.authorMyszkewycz, Lynn-
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-30T22:35:33Z-
dc.date.available2008-10-30T22:35:33Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21(3): 808-812en
dc.identifier.issn1064-8011-
dc.identifier.pmid17685714-
dc.identifier.doi10.1519/R-20856.1-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/39976-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the present study was to assess the effects of a 12-week aerobic and muscular strength training program on selected dance performance and fitness-related parameters in modern dance students. The sample consisted of 32 men and women (age 19 +/- 2.2 years) who were randomly assigned into exercise (n = 19) and control (n = 13) groups. Anthropometric and flexibility assessments, treadmill ergometry, strength measurements, and- on a separate day-a dance technique test were conducted pre- and postexercise training in both groups. After the end of the program, the exercise group revealed significant increases in dance (p < 0.02), VO(2)max (p < 0.04), flexibility (p < 0.01), and leg strength (p < 0.001) tests compared to controls. It is concluded that in modern dance students (a) a 3-month aerobic and strength training program has positive effects on selected dance performance and fitness-related parameters, (b) aerobic capacity and leg strength improvements do not hinder dance performance as studied herein, and (c) the dance-only approach does not provide enough scope for physical fitness enhancements.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkinsen
dc.subjectModern danceen
dc.subjectSports trainingen
dc.subjectBone Densityen
dc.subjectHuman performanceen
dc.subjectDancersen
dc.subjectChoreographersen
dc.subjectDance-
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAnalysis of Varianceen
dc.subject.meshAnthropometryen
dc.subject.meshBiomechanicsen
dc.subject.meshDancingen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshLegen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMuscle Strengthen
dc.subject.meshPhysical Education and Trainingen
dc.subject.meshPhysical Fitnessen
dc.subject.meshPliabilityen
dc.subject.meshStatistics, Nonparametricen
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen
dc.titleThe effects of three months of aerobic and strength training on selected performance- and fitness-related parameters in modern dance students.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Strength and Conditioning Researchen

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