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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2014, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A

Comparison of postural stability in different stances among gymnasts


Author(s): Dr. Vivek Pandey and Dr. Rahul Kanojia

Abstract: For a long time, static postural stability has been studied bipedally and unipedally in gymnasts. Studies have been conducted by altering vision or involving tied weights, which directly increased the difficulty of controlling posture. However, there are postural stances other than the conservative bipedal and unipedal, where the study is required. This study was performed to fill this important knowledge gap. In this study, the authors investigated gymnast’s postural stability in four stances, i.e., Bipedal, unipedal, semi-tandem, and tandem. Forty-nine subjects were recruited for the study, including gymnasts (n=20), non-gymnasts (n=19) and non-athletes (n=10). In the unipedal and semi-tandem stance, gymnasts showed a significant difference in postural control than non-gymnast athletes and non-athletes. Also, postural control was found significantly lower in a semi-tandem stance than in an unipedal stance. While males displayed a significant difference in postural control in unipedal stance than females and female gymnasts displayed significant differences in postural control in tandem stance than males. This results made us conclude that gymnast shows better postural control in semi-tandem stance than other groups, males are better in postural control during single-leg stance, and female gymnast are in better postural control during tandem stance.

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Dr. Vivek Pandey, Dr. Rahul Kanojia. Comparison of postural stability in different stances among gymnasts. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2014;1(1):53-58.
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