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100 1  Sakamoto, Kendra 
245 10 Comparing the fitness of current and former dancers and 
       soccer players 
300    42 p 
500    Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-01, 
       page: 0307 
500    Adviser:  David Spierer 
502    Thesis (M.S.)--Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center,
       2006 
520    Purpose. To compare the fitness of collegiate dancers and 
       collegiate soccer players with the fitness of former 
       dancers and former soccer players in an effort to examine 
       the effects of age and training on fitness 
520    Methods. Thirty-two subjects participated in this study. 
       Levels of fitness were determined by tests of body fat, 
       balance, trunk forward flexion sit and reach, hand-grip 
       dynamometry, and sub-maximal cycle ergometry. During 
       testing hemodynamic values of heart rate and blood 
       pressure were recorded at rest and during exercise 
520    Results. Former dancers' post-endurance heart rate was 
       found to be significantly lower than that of collegiate 
       dancers (p = .020) and that of non-athletes (p = .003). 
       Significantly greater hamstring flexibility was found in 
       collegiate dancers as compared with former soccer players 
       (p = .001). Collegiate soccer players had significantly 
       greater grip strength than collegiate dancers (p = .010) 
       and former dancers (p = .020) and former soccer players 
       had significantly greater grip strength than collegiate 
       dancers (p = .025) and former dancers (p = .049). 
       Collegiate soccer players had a significantly higher 
       VO2Max than collegiate dancers (p = .048), former dancers 
       (p = .016), former soccer players (p = .000) and non-
       athletes (p = .003) 
520    Discussion/Conclusions. This data demonstrates that 
       collegiate soccer players have a higher level of physical 
       fitness than collegiate dancers with reference to 
       cardiovascular fitness and grip strength, while collegiate
       dancers have a higher level of fitness with reference to 
       hamstring flexibility. It was also concluded that former 
       dancers have a higher overall level of physical fitness 
       than former soccer players in all areas tested 
590    School code: 0198 
590    DDC 
650  4 Health Sciences, Recreation 
650  4 Biology, Physiology 
690    0575 
690    0719 
710 20 Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center 
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