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Long stick exercise to improve muscular strength and flexibility in sedentary individuals.
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PMID:  17120986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of long stick exercise training on the strength and flexibility of sedentary individuals. An observational prospective study was conducted at the Prince of Songkla University. Eighty-five subjects who did not engage in any regular physical activity for at least three months before the study. A long stick exercise program was taught by a master for 45 minutes, at least three times weekly, for three months. Handgrip strength, back-leg strength, and flexibility were measured at the beginning of the program as a baseline, and at one, two, and three months of training. The subjects had increased back-leg strength and flexibility. Median back-leg strength increased from the baseline by 0.07 kg/weight, 0.19 kg/weight, and 0.21 kg/weight, at one, two, and three months, respectively (p< 0.05). Median flexibility (sit-and-reach test) improved from the baseline by 4.34 cm, 4.71 cm, and 5.56 cm, at one, two, and three months, respectively (p = 0.001). There were no statistically significant changes in handgrip strength.
Wutichai Permsirivanich; Apiradee Lim; Thawatchai Promrat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-22     Completed Date:  2007-01-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  595-600     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Health Status
Middle Aged
Muscle Strength*

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