${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Influence of visual feedback on knee extensor isokinetic concentric and eccentric peak torque. Wed 05 Feb 2020 09:36:51 SAST ]]> Centripetal fat patterning in South African children. Tue 27 Feb 2018 12:00:37 SAST ]]> Growth status and menarcheal age among adolescent school girls in Wannune, Benue State, Nigeria. Tue 20 Oct 2020 11:34:25 SAST ]]> Estimating waist circumference from BMI in South African children. Tue 20 Oct 2020 11:33:36 SAST ]]> Effects of a mat Pilates programme on muscular strength and endurance in elderly women. 60 years). Fifty sedentary, apparently healthy females aged 60 and older were randomly assigned into a control (CG, n = 25) or an intervention (IG, n = 25) group. The IG took part in an eight-week progressive mat Pilates exercise programme, three times weekly while the CG did not participate in any structured exercises throughout the eight-week period. All subjects underwent pre- and post-test in which muscular strength and muscular endurance were assessed. Results obtained from the present study indicate that eight-weeks of mat Pilates produced significant (p ≤ 0.05) improvements in upper-body muscular strength (19.12 ± 5.13 repetitions (reps) - 27.84 ± 5.68 reps; p = 0.000), lower-body muscular strength (13.24 ± 3.23 reps - 7.52 ± 3.81 reps; p = 0.000) and muscular endurance (24.48 ± 11.62 reps to 44.16 ± 18.97 reps; p = 0.000). It is therefore, concluded that an eight-week mat Pilates exercise programme is sufficient enough to produce significant improvements in muscular strength and muscular endurance in elderly women.]]> Tue 20 Oct 2020 11:32:51 SAST ]]> Body fat percentage of urban South African children: Implications for health and fitness. Tue 20 Oct 2020 11:32:17 SAST ]]> Anthropometric and motor performance characteristics of Nigerian badminton players. Tue 20 Oct 2020 11:31:26 SAST ]]> Anthropometrically determined nutritional status of urban primary schoolchildren in Makurdi, Nigeria. Tue 20 Oct 2020 10:17:28 SAST ]]> The relationship between span and stature in Nigerian adults. Tue 19 Jan 2021 11:17:32 SAST ]]> Sex differences in body fatness in Nigerian children. Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:44:31 SAST ]]> Screening for body-weight disorders in Nigerian children using contrasting definitions. Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:43:32 SAST ]]> Musculoskeletal fitness in Nigerian school children. 0.05). ANOVA test indicated no significant sex main effect on flexibility test scores (F(1, 2007)=0.027; P>0.05), whereas this yielded a substantial age main effect (F(3, 2007)=3.407; P<0.05). On average, boys had a slight, but significantly superior push-up performance (9.1±3.9) compared to girls (8.6±3.5) (P=0.04; P<0.05). Results also indicated substantial age difference in push-up scores among boys and girls (F(1, 3)=11.1; P<0.05). There were no significant age/ sex interaction effect (F(3, 2007)=1.396; P>0.05) and sex main effect in the sit-up performances for the boys and girls (P=0.188; P>0.05). Boys had significantly (P<0.05) higher mean sit-up values, at ages 10 and 12, whereas no statistically significant sex main effect was found regarding the children’s sit-up scores (F(1, 2007)=1.134; P>0.05). Conclusion. Whereas the study showed non-significant sex and age differences in flexibility between boys and girls, marked age- and gender- related discrepancies were found regarding muscular strength. The muscular endurance component showed inconsistent results across age groups.]]> Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:43:00 SAST ]]> A principal components analysis of anatomical fat patterning in South African children. Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:41:26 SAST ]]> Gender differences in waist circumference in Nigerian children. Thu 06 Aug 2020 17:58:34 SAST ]]> Sex differences in anthropometric characteristics of Nigerian school children aged 9-12 years. Thu 05 Apr 2018 13:31:10 SAST ]]> Association of fitness and fatness with clustered cardiovascular disease risk factors in Nigerian adolescents. Thu 01 Oct 2020 14:11:26 SAST ]]> Body mass index, overweight, and blood pressure among adolescent schoolchildren in Limpopo province, South Africa. 90th percentile ranged from 2.3 to 5.9%. The likelihood of hypertension development among children is noticeable at age 10 for both boys and girls (0.2 and 0.1%, respectively), and ranged from 0.2 to 1.7% for boys and 0.1 to 1.2% for girls. Collectively, the prevalence of hypertension was 4.1 and 2.8% for boys and girls, respectively. Blood pressure correlated positively with stature, body mass, body mass index, body fat, and sum of skinfolds (p<0.001). Conclusions: Blood pressure increased with age in both genders. The routine measurement of blood pressure, as part of physical examinations of schoolchildren, is crucial for early prevention and intervention programs.]]> Mon 09 Nov 2020 15:13:03 SAST ]]>