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The comparison of flexibility in the Czech population aged 18-59 years

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Author(s): Eduard Hrazdíra | Pavel Grasgruber | Tomáš Kalina

Journal: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
ISSN 1988-5202

Volume: 8;
Issue: 2Proc;
Start page: 135;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: FLEXIBILITY TESTING | SIT AND REACH | MOVEMENT ACTIVITY

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to compare flexibility in the Czech population in age 18 - 59. The values of isometric strength were obtained using a sit and reach test (measuring of maximal reach in sit). In comparison with previous standards of sit-and-rech test are our results higher than average. Higher level of flexibility reach women, sporting people and younger age. The most decreasing flexibility was described among young men. The reached results are affected by body characteristics, mainly by obesity degrese and waist-to-hit ratio.
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