ERIC Number: ED187691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Strength and Flexibility in Gymnasts Before and After Menarche.
Haywood, Kathleen M.
Twenty female gymnasts between the ages of twelve and fourteen were tested to determine possible difference in strength and flexibility before and after the development of an active menstrual cycle. Results indicate that females participating in gymnastics on a seriously competitive level tend to be short and light for their ages, as well as to develop the physical characteristics of adolescence later than females who do not compete on that high level. No relative changes in strength and flexibility were found. (LH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (Detroit, MI, April 13, 1980).