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Medicina dello Sport 2022 June;75(2):263-77

DOI: 10.23736/S0025-7826.22.04143-6

Copyright © 2022 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

The effect of general exercises on the mobility of the shoulder complex in calisthenics athletes

Arletta HAWRYLAK , Kasper DOBROWOLSKI

Department of Physiotherapy, University School of Physical Education, Wroclaw, Poland


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BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of calisthenics training on the mobility ranges of the shoulder complex.
METHODS: The study was conducted on a group of 30 people (15 females and 15 males) aged between 21 to 29 years (mean age: 23.33). The group consisted of people who trained calisthenics in Fitness Academy, Pasaż Grunwaldzki, in Wroclaw. A goniometer was used to measure the range of motion in the shoulder joint in the sagittal, frontal, and transverse planes. Furthermore, in the study group a visual analogue scale (VAS) were used for the assessment of the level of pain in shoulder joints.
RESULTS: After the calisthenics training, an increase in the mean values of shoulder complex mobility ranges was observed in all evaluated ranges in both groups. Statistically significant differences were observed in the group of women in extension, flexion, horizontal extension, and external rotation, whereas in men, in all evaluated ranges except internal rotation of the shoulder joints. The survey showed that none of the participants reported any pain in the shoulder joints.
CONCLUSIONS: Calisthenics training can improve the mobility of the shoulder complex. This training modality can be a good complement to physiotherapy treatments in improving the functional status of peripheral joints.


KEY WORDS: Shoulder joint; Articular range of motion; Gymnastics

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