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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, E-ISSN: 2249-8109

 

 Volume 1, Issue 2, 2011 pp 49-55

 

Date of Publish: 05 November 2011

 

Research Article

 

Study of Flexibility, Agility and Reaction Time in Circus Artists

 

A. M. Gavkare1, N. L.Nanaware2, A. R.Waghmare3, G.B. Taware4, A. D.Surdi5

1Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, MIMSR  Medical College Latur (MS), INDIA.

2Govt. Medical College, Latur (MS), INDIA.

3, 4 Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Dr.V.M.Government Medical College, Solapur (MS), INDIA.

5 Professor and Head, Department of Physiology, S.R.T.R. Medical College, Ambajogai, Beed (MS), INDIA

Academic Editor:  Dr. Pawar D.D.

 

Abstract 

Do circus artists have better flexibility and agility than general population? The study was carried out in 30 Circus Artists and 30 age matched controls. Flexibility was assessed using Sit and reach test and Shoulder and Wrist Elevation test; Agility using Burpee’s squat test, Side step test, Shuttle Run test and Reaction time using Reaction time apparatus.Data was analyzed using Unpaired T Test. It was observed that flexibility, agility were significantly more and reaction time was significantly less in Circus Artists as compared to their age matched controls. If the children are picked at a younger age and trained properly their inherent capabilities can be developed in a fruitful way. Thus Catch them Young should be our aim.