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    • evening and found in his gizzard some tivo dollars worth of gold dust. It has produced no small excitement in town. February 25: I examined the gold taken out of Pugmire's rooster and believe it to be brass. I placed my magnet in it and it took it...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE Abstract Dancers typically engage in dance only training, which is extremely beneficial for developing skill and technique, but is not an adequate form of exercise for improving other components...
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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 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 19 Chapter 3 This chapter describes the different aspects of the study that were conducted. It includes the information about the participants, instruments and apparatus that was used, procedures,...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 20 experimental group trained for three days per week with at least 48 hours of rest in between sessions. Post testing took place three to five days following the final training session and was done...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 21 this assessment. The lower body strength assessment was determined by a 1RM leg press. A leg press machine and weighted plates were needed for this assessment. Procedures After completing an...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 22 Vertical Jump Test The participants stood just below the spindles of the Vertec® device and reached their dominant arm up. While remaining flat-footed, the Vertec® was adjusted so that the...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 27 The control group participated in pretesting, eight weeks of dance training, followed by post testing as described. During the eight week treatment period, they continued with their customary...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 29 Table 1 Participant Demographics ______________________________________________________________________________ Variable Control (n=14) Experimental (n=25) Mean...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 30 absolute gain scores. The control group had an average vertical jump gain score of 4.71(+/- 5.53) centimeters, and the experimental group had an average gain score of 3.41(+/- 4.85) centimeters. The...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 31 excursion distance divided by leg length, multiplied by 100. If t-tests had revealed any significant differences with the normalized SEBT measures, a Bonferroni adjustment would have been made....
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 32 Figure 3. Jumping ability gain scores. This figure illustrates that there was no significant difference between the experimental and the control groups. VJ=vertical jump; LJ=long jump. Figure 4....
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 35 Chapter 5 Based on the results from the individual t-tests, there were no differences between the experimental group and the control group regarding jumping ability and balance. A...
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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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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 40 References Allen, N., & Wyon, M. (2008). Dance medicine: Artist or Athlete?. Sportex Medicine, 35(1), 6-9. Almuzaini, K. S. (2000). Optimal peak and mean power on the Wingate test: Relationship...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 41 Education Portal (2014). Dancing career information: Becoming a professional dancer. Retrieved on October 11, 2014...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 43 Koutedakis, Y., Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, A., & Metsios, G. (2005). The significance of muscular strength in dance. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, 9(1), 29-34. Leard, J. S., Cirillo, M. A.,...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 44 Rafferty, S. (2010). Considerations for integrating fitness into dance training. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, 14(2), 45-49. The School of American Ballet (2014). Curriculum. Retrieved on...

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