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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 3 Chapter 1 Introduction Dancers are not necessarily thought of as athletes, yet dance is a sport that requires strength, control, balance, coordination, and precision. Based on personal experience...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 5 that was designed specifically for the individuals participating in the study. The dependent variables were jumping ability, balance, and strength. Jumping ability was measured using a vertical jump...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 9 Chapter 2 The choreography required of dancers is becoming more challenging. The movements in choreography include several power motions such as jumps, and require a great deal of balance in order to...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 13 aesthetic appearance (Angioi et al., 2009). Koutedakis and Sharp (2004) found that the thigh circumference of ballerinas was unchanged after participating in a 12-week strength training program. In...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 14 explains why males tend to have higher jumps than females (Wyon, Allen, Angioi, Nevill, & Twitchett, 2006). Thigh and calf circumferences were found to be “significant predictors of jump height”...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 18 Conclusion Strength is necessary for dancers to help with their slow and controlled movements, as well as jumping ability (Brown et al., 2007). Strength is also necessary for enhancing...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 36 also had a significant improvement from pre- to post-testing, with 16.5% improvement for the bench press and 30.9% improvement for the leg press based on pre- to post-test values. Three participants...
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    • 88 Jump Ropes/Aerobic Workout Objective: Students will learn some aerobic and strength exercise they may do without going to a gym. Differentiation: Students of all levels will be able to adapt and change these exercises to fit their physical...
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    • 90 Indoor/Outdoor Circuits Objective: Students will learn some aerobic and strength exercises they may do without going to a gym. Students will be able to adapt all of these exercises to ones they may do at home. Differentiation: Students of all...
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    • 92 Outside Aerobic/Leg Workout Objective: Students will learn some aerobic and leg strength exercises they may do anywhere. Differentiation: Students with leg limitation went inside the weight room and did a thirty minute program on the stationary...
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    • 94 Circuits in the Gym Objective: Students will be able to evaluate any changes they may need on these circuit exercises and communicate with the instructor what they are before class begins to do them. Differentiation: Students will be able to...
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    • Field Testing as Short Term Predictors of Performance • Take-off power- The capability to launch the body to the highest point necessary to successfully complete an activity. This will be tested using both the vertical and standing long...
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    • Field Testing as Short Term Predictors of Performance appropriate shoes and exercise clothes. Prior to testing, all participants completed a standardized warm up lasting approximately 15 minutes (Appendix D), (Judge, Craig, Bellar, & Wanless, 2012;...
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    • Field Testing as Short Term Predictors of Performance from their standing reach mark. This testing method was selected because it is easy to administer and does not require high school coaches to have access to expensive equipment, such as a Vertec...
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    • Field Testing as Short Term Predictors of Performance Hoffman, J., Tenenbaum, G., Maresh, C., & Kraemer, W. (1996). Relationship between athletic performance tests and playing time in elite college basketball players. Journal of Strength and...
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    • Field Testing as Short Term Predictors of Performance Appendix D: The Standing Long Jump Test Equipment: • A flat jumping area at least 20 feet in length, which can be a gym floor, artificial turf, grass field, or a track • A tape measure at least...

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