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7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Annual Assembly of the German and the Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

26.-29.10.2011, Salzburg, Österreich

Methodological Proposal for Flexibility Training in Golfers

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author presenting/speaker Ana Paula Brito - ISMAI - Instituto Superior da Maia, Maia, Portugal
  • Duarte Henriques-Neto - ISMAI - Instituto Superior da Maia, Maia, Portugal
  • Angela Macedo - ISMAI - Instituto Superior da Maia, Maia, Portugal
  • João Castro - ISMAI - Instituto Superior da Maia, Maia, Portugal

7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Salzburg, 26.-29.10.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11esm023

DOI: 10.3205/11esm023, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-11esm0237

Veröffentlicht: 24. Oktober 2011

© 2011 Brito et al.
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Gliederung

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Objective: Flexibility is a conditional capability, crucial to achieve optimal physical sports fitness. The specific aim of the present study emphasizes, is the contribution of training the golfer's flexibility taking into account, their endogenous and exogenous factors.

Material/Methods: To achieve the proposed objectives, we designed a longitudinal study, nearly experimental methodology where it was applied a specific methodology called PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation). The type sample is not random (N=7). The data with quantitative character was statistical analysis using software PASW Statistics 18, where we used cluster analysis to verify the homogeneity of the sample and the T-Test for paired samples, enabled us to validate the assumptions placed. Was defined a p≤0.05 statistical level of significance.

Results: During the study it was verified, that there was a positive development with respect to the degree of flexibility of measured joints. To prove developments in the articulation of Shoulder: abduction/adduction of 5.4% (p=0.017) and the rotation of 16.98% (p=0.014). The relationship between rotation of the thoracic/lumbar articulation had an increase of 23.3% (p=0.01). At the hip level it was verified an evolution of 41,8% (p=0,00) relatively to the external rotation movement.

Conclusion: During the study it was verified, that there was a positive development with respect to the degree of flexibility of measured joints. To prove developments in the articulation of Shoulder: abduction/adduction of 5.4% (p=0.017) and the rotation of 16.98% (p=0.014). The relationship between rotation of the thoracic/lumbar articulation had an increase of 23.3% (p=0.01). At the hip level it was verified an evolution of 41,8% (p=0,00) relatively to the external rotation movement. Conclusion: We can conclude that the flexibility training is crucial to increasing physical sports capability of Golf players and that the methodological approach has been planned effectively, although it is evident that some adjustments have to be made.


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