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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
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
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.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Modern dance
Sports training
Bone Density
Human performance
Dancers
Choreographers
Dance
MeSH: Adult
Analysis of Variance
Anthropometry
Biomechanics
Dancing
Female
Humans
Leg
Male
Muscle Strength
Physical Education and Training
Physical Fitness
Pliability
Statistics, Nonparametric
Treatment Outcome
ISSN: 1064-8011
Appears in Collections: Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group
Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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