Acute effect of different stretching methods in classical dancer children

Renata Nascimento, Mariana Desiree, Estevão Rios Monteiro, Aline Ribeiro, Natália Reis, Leandro Sant'Ana, Jeferson Vianna, Jefferson Novaes, Amanda Brown
2020 Revista Brasileira de Fisiologia do Exercício  
Dancers use to do stretching exercises to increase flexibility in the preparation and completion of training and activities. The purpose of the present study was to compare two methods of passive stretching of hip flexion in classical dancer children. Methods: Twenty-one female's children were recruited for the study, and each participant visited the laboratory on two occasions during three-days at least twenty-four hours between visits. A randomized within-subject design used to investigate
more » ... d to investigate the effects of three conditions: control (CG), static stretching (SS), and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) applied to the posterior thigh, unilaterally, on passive hip flexion (HF) with 60-seconds. Results: There were no statistical differences for CG (F = 0.716; p = 0.552), SS (F = 0.536; p = 0.662) and PNF (F = 1.713; p = 0.191). Conclusion: The results found in the present study indicate that different stretching methods can promote increases in HF and PROM without difference between methods.Keywords: flexibility, dancing, youngster.
doi:10.33233/rbfe.v19i2.3266 fatcat:y3ordfj5dfee7mltns4jqyxgmy