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Efeitos de diferentes tempos de alongamento na flexibilidade de bailarinas

By Milena Schiessl and Malu Cristina de Araújo Montoro Lima


Abstract Introduction: The stretching exercises have been often used in the sporting con - text, in order to increase flexibility during trainings and activities, to the overall stretching and focusing the postural reeducation. Objectives: To compare the effects of different times of stretching on the ballet dancer’s flexibility. Methods: Twenty ballet dancers were divided into three groups: a control group (CG), that was only evaluated; a 30-second group (30G); and a three-minute group (3G), which were assessed after two repetitions of hamstring stretches and thigh adductions. The assessments were carried out using anthropometric data and in - dexes of flexibility collected by goniometry and Wells’ sit-and-reach box. Results: The results showed no significant difference between groups in relation to the flexibility evaluation. Conclusion: There was no significant difference between the times of stretching. The data suggest that a shorter stretching time may be used in rehearsals and performances as part of physical preparation by the ballet dancers

Topics: Diseases of the musculoskeletal system, RC925-935, Sports medicine, RC1200-1245
Publisher: Universidade Nove de Julho
Year: 2015
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