|Title: ||The effects of three months of aerobic and strength training on selected performance- and fitness-related parameters in modern dance students.|
|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 |
|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.|
|Keywords: ||Modern dance|
Analysis of Variance
Physical Education and Training
|Appears in Collections: ||Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group|
Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance
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