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Importance and Diagnosis of Flexibility Preparation of Male Sport Climbers

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Kletterverband Österreich, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
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Institute of Sport, Department of Track and Field’s Sports, University of Physical Education, 31-571 Krakow, Poland
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Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Applied Sciences, 33-100 Tarnow, Poland
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Department of Tourism and Leisure, Section of Mountaineering and Qualified Tourism, University of Physical Education, 31-571 Krakow, Poland
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Institute of Sport—National Research Institute, 01-982 Warsaw, Poland
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Department of Theory and Methodology of Physical Education, University of Physical Education, 31-571 Krakow, Poland
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Institute of Sport Science, Department of Exercise and Sport Performance, The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education, 40-065 Katowice, Poland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(7), 2512; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17072512
Received: 18 March 2020 / Revised: 1 April 2020 / Accepted: 4 April 2020 / Published: 7 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mountain Sports Activities: Injuries and Prevention)
The objective of the study was to verify the relationships between sport skill levels and to identify the tests that accurately diagnose flexibility of sport climbers. This study examined 60 competitive advanced–higher elite male 7b–9a redpoint (RP) climbers. The athletes performed commonly used flexibility tests (stand-and-reach, straddle sit, straddle stand) and climbing-specific flexibility tests. Significant correlations were found between sport skill levels for the straddle stand test (r = −0.48) and the straddle sit test (r = −0.41). No significant correlations were observed between climbing-specific flexibility tests and sports skill level of climbers. Hip abduction evaluated using the straddle sit and straddle stand tests were significantly correlated with sports skill level and thus can be approached as a tool to diagnose flexibility of climbers. Flexibility is very specific and difficult to diagnose in climbing, but it should be developed. View Full-Text
Keywords: sport climbing; redpoint; flexibility; climbing-specific fitness tests sport climbing; redpoint; flexibility; climbing-specific fitness tests
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Draga, P.; Ozimek, M.; Krawczyk, M.; Rokowski, R.; Nowakowska, M.; Ochwat, P.; Jurczak, A.; Stanula, A. Importance and Diagnosis of Flexibility Preparation of Male Sport Climbers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2512. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17072512

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Draga P, Ozimek M, Krawczyk M, Rokowski R, Nowakowska M, Ochwat P, Jurczak A, Stanula A. Importance and Diagnosis of Flexibility Preparation of Male Sport Climbers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(7):2512. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17072512

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Draga, Paweł, Mariusz Ozimek, Marcin Krawczyk, Robert Rokowski, Marcelina Nowakowska, Paweł Ochwat, Adam Jurczak, and Arkadiusz Stanula. 2020. "Importance and Diagnosis of Flexibility Preparation of Male Sport Climbers" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 7: 2512. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17072512

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