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The effect of pilates exercises on isokinetic muscular strength and balance in lower limb's for young aged women

필라테스 운동이 젊은 여성의 등속성 하지 근력과 밸런스에 미치는 영향

  • 이나리 (전라북도 장애인체육회) ;
  • 윤신중 (우석대학교 스포츠의학과) ;
  • 최광수 (우석대학교 보건의료경영학과)
  • Received : 2016.10.10
  • Accepted : 2016.11.10
  • Published : 2016.11.30

Abstract

This study was performed to provide data for developing a more effective and practical pilates exercise program for young women. To meet this purpose, 20 young women were assigned to both groups. The experiment was conducted according to the experimental procedure. Ten subjects in the pilates exercise group performed exercise for 60 minutes everyday at a frequency of 3 days per week for 8 weeks. The subjects in both groups were measured for their physical composition, isokinetic muscular strength in legs, and body balance before and after the experiment. After 8 weeks, the pilates exercise group's body composition showed significantly increased muscular amount (p <.01). There was a statistical increase in knee joint muscle function. For the right knee joint and left knee joint, right knee joint extensor muscle's maximum muscular strength and total work significantly increased under conditions of $60^{\circ}/sec$ (p<.05). Under conditions of $180^{\circ}/sec$, there were statistically significant increases in left knee joint flexor muscle's maximum muscular strength (p<.05). For balance, balance of both legs and right leg showed statistically increases (p<.05).

Keywords

balance;body composition;knee joint muscle function;pilates;young women

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