To assess whether rural or urban setting may influence young girls’ fitness and coordinative abilities training adaptations following dance training. Forty-four dancers aged 11–12 years (21 urban, 23 rural) attended a 6-month dance training while continuing to practice their habitual physical activities (PA). Dancers’ fitness and motor coordination abilities were assessed by pre- and post-intervention tests (anthropometric measures, 1-mile run/walk, sit and reach, standing long jump, hand grip and four field tests of kinaesthetic discrimination and response orientation). PA was assessed using a self-report recall measure. After the intervention period, rural dancers significantly improved in 1-mile run/walk, lower limb kinaesthetic discrimination and response orientation ability tests. Significant differences between two groups in upper limb response orientation ability test were found. Both groups showed a significant increase in body height and weight. Multiple regression analysis indicated that time in nonorganized PA predicted some fitness and coordinative changes (1-mile run/walk, lower limb response orientation and kinaesthetic discrimination ability tests) following the training period, although the percentage of variance it could explain was moderate. Our results showed that training adaptations of some fitness and coordinative performances could be influenced by setting characteristics that provided opportunities for different types of PA.
|Titolo:||Does living setting influence training adaptations in young girls?|
BALDARI, CARLO (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|