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Back Strengthening for Dancers A Within-Subject Experimental Analysis

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This study evaluated the effects of a back strengthening program for dancers enrolled in a university-based, professional training program. A within-subject research design revealed that the training program increased lumbar extensor strength 14% to 151%. Follow-up measurements taken up to a year after training showed that strength gains were sustained well above baseline levels. Corresponding increases in arabesque height, improvements in dancers' ratings of their own strength, and a reduction in the number of classes and rehearsals missed due to back pain all suggest the importance of these strength gains. This study replicates prior research with non-dancers and demonstrates a potentially useful strategy for avoiding back problems among dancers.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Florida State University Dance Department, 404 Montgomery Gym, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2120 2: Directing physician at Backs in Shape, Tallahassee, Florida 3: Department of Psychology at Florida State University, Tallahasse, Florida 4: Graduated from the Department of Dance at Florida State University and now performs in New York, New York

Publication date: 1998-12-01

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