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Aalizadeh B, Hosseini F. The Effect of a Long-Term Artistic Gymnastic Training on Reaction Time of Male Gymnasts. Ann Appl Sport Sci. 2014; 2 (4) :43-48
1- Young Researcher and Elite Club, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University ,
2- Department of Motor Behavior, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport science, University of Urmia
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Since there are variations in the reaction times of athletes in different sports, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a specific training program on a simple reaction time of male gymnasts. In this longitudinal study, fourteen adolescent gymnasts (mean age 12.6 ± 2.1 years) were randomly selected to work out for 15 months in the artistic group. Simple reaction time was assessed by visual and auditory tests using computer software. The training resulted in a significant (P < 0.001) reduction in visual (0.33 ± 0.047 s vs. 0.30 ± 0.048 s) and auditory reaction time (0.31 ± 0.056 s vs. 0.27 ± 0.038 s). This study suggested an improvement in both reaction time tests over a long time of specialized training program. Artistic gymnasts had overall developed results of the tests that might be derived from exercise induced arousal, concentration and movement complexity in this sport.
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Type of Study: Rapid Communications | Subject: Motor Control and its Related Branches
Received: 2014/06/4 | Accepted: 2014/08/27 | Published: 2015/03/16 | ePublished: 2015/03/16

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