The relationship between relative sitting height and flexibility in the Czech adult population

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Title: The relationship between relative sitting height and flexibility in the Czech adult population
Authors: Hrazdíra, Eduard | Grasgruber, Pavel | Sebera, Martin
Keywords: Sit and reach | Dependence | Sitting height
Knowledge Area: Educación Física y Deportiva
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Área de Educación Física y Deporte
Citation: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise. 2014, 9(Proc1): S445-S448. doi:10.14198/jhse.2014.9.Proc1.31
Abstract: The aim of this research was to describe the relationship between the level of flexibility (sit-and-reach test) and relative sitting height (sitting height/body height ratio). The survey was conducted between 2011-13 in 1370 individuals (739 women and 631 men) divided into 6 age groups: 18-29 (n=451), 30-39 (n=310), 40-49 (n=248), 50-59 (n=147) 60-69 (n=164) and 70+ years (n=50). Flexibility was measured using the sit-andreach test, according to the methodology of Eurofit (3 attempts, only the best one was recorded). The values of relative sitting height were computed from the ratio between sitting height and total body height. he results showed that there is a significant correlation between the examined variables (r = 0.213), i.e. a proportionally longer trunk and shorter legs may have an impact on the result of sit-and-reach test, but the correlation is low (r2 = 0.045). This finding indicated that the result in the sit-and-reach test can be influenced by more factors than only by pure flexibility.
Sponsor: The project "Creating a research team for the purpose of determining the level of physical activity (inactivity) in selected age groups of the population of men and women in the Czech Republic" (CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0044) is financed by the European Social Fund and the state budget of the Czech Republic.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2014.9.Proc1.31 | http://hdl.handle.net/10045/45214
ISSN: 1988-5202
DOI: 10.14198/jhse.2014.9.Proc1.31
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: Licencia Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-SinObraDerivada 4.0
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://www.jhse.ua.es
Appears in Collections:Revistas - Journal of Human Sport and Exercise - 2014 - 8th INSHS International Christmas Sport Scientific Conference, 5-7 December 2013

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