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dc.contributor.authorWyon, Matthew A.
dc.contributor.authorNikolaidis, Michalis G
dc.contributor.authorJamurtas, Athanasios Z
dc.contributor.authorOwolabi, Emmanuel O
dc.contributor.authorKitas, George D
dc.contributor.authorPaschalis, Vassilis
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannis
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T13:04:20Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T13:04:20Z
dc.date.issued2012-06
dc.identifier.citationDance as an eccentric form of exercise: practical implications. 2012, 27 (2):102-6 Med Probl Perform Art
dc.identifier.issn0885-1158
dc.identifier.pmid22739823
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/313619
dc.description.abstractThe eccentric action is an integral part of the stretch-shortening (or eccentric-concentric) cycle of muscle movement, especially when repositioning of the centre of gravity is required. Jumps and landing tasks are examples of this cycle and are incorporated in most dance activities. However, unaccustomed eccentric muscle action can cause muscle damage, which is characterised by the development of delayed-onset muscle soreness and swelling, decline of pain-free range of motion, as well as sustained loss of muscle force and range of motion. Furthermore, unaccustomed eccentric muscle action can induce disturbances in movement economy and energy expenditure, so dancers spend more energy during a routine than usual. Such negative effects are gradually reduced and eventually disappear due to physiological adaptations to this form of muscular activity. Given that eccentric exercises also appear to induce greater muscle performance improvements than other forms of muscle conditioning, it is advised that they should be integrated into dancers' weekly schedules. The purpose of the present review is to examine the possible effects of the eccentric component of dance on the performance and health status of dancers.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Physiological
dc.subject.meshDancing
dc.subject.meshEnergy Metabolism
dc.subject.meshExercise
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshInsulin Resistance
dc.subject.meshLipids
dc.subject.meshPhysical Exertion
dc.titleDance as an eccentric form of exercise: practical implications.
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalMedical problems of performing artists
html.description.abstractThe eccentric action is an integral part of the stretch-shortening (or eccentric-concentric) cycle of muscle movement, especially when repositioning of the centre of gravity is required. Jumps and landing tasks are examples of this cycle and are incorporated in most dance activities. However, unaccustomed eccentric muscle action can cause muscle damage, which is characterised by the development of delayed-onset muscle soreness and swelling, decline of pain-free range of motion, as well as sustained loss of muscle force and range of motion. Furthermore, unaccustomed eccentric muscle action can induce disturbances in movement economy and energy expenditure, so dancers spend more energy during a routine than usual. Such negative effects are gradually reduced and eventually disappear due to physiological adaptations to this form of muscular activity. Given that eccentric exercises also appear to induce greater muscle performance improvements than other forms of muscle conditioning, it is advised that they should be integrated into dancers' weekly schedules. The purpose of the present review is to examine the possible effects of the eccentric component of dance on the performance and health status of dancers.


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