Gavkare1, N. L.Nanaware2, A. R.Waghmare3,
G.B. Taware4, A. D.Surdi5
Professor, Department of Physiology, MIMSR Medical College Latur (MS),
Medical College, Latur (MS), INDIA.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Dr.V.M.Government Medical
College, Solapur (MS), INDIA.
Professor and Head, Department of Physiology, S.R.T.R. Medical College,
Ambajogai, Beed (MS), INDIA
Academic Editor: Dr.
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.