DEVELOPMENT CHANGES AND COMPARATIVE RELATIONSHIPS OF FLEXIBILITY AT PUPILS FROM TWO SEXES AGES 6 TO 14

Slavica Novachevska, Јana Karshakovska Dimitrioska, Branko Krstevski, Risto Stamenov, Sasho Todorovski

The performance level of young people is often used to define the well-being. Indeed, several studies and correlations with health conditions (e.g. obesity and growth) are combinated. In North Macedonia there is a lack of investigation in order to define the physical level of children and adolescents.Over than 4013 subjects (6–14) grouped according to ages were tested during the Physical Education (PE) lessons by experts from the area of kinesiology and medicine, previously trained to perform tests and to take anthropometric measures. All instructions about testing phases were selected within Eurofit battery test. In particular Sit and Reach (SAR) were assessed to evaluate flexibility of the lower back. The results are processed by appropriate statistical parameters. On the basis of the results obtained, it can be concluded that flexibility shows oscillatory changes with an increase in age in both sexes. Among boys and girls in all adult categories, there are statistically significant differences in the "forward bend" motor test. Boys in all age categories show worse results in the motor test "forward bend", and these differences are most evident in the 13th and 14th years.

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