Vol. 6, Issue 2, December 2010.



Bakirtzoglou Panteleimon1, Ioannou Panagiotis2 & Bakirtzoglou Fotis3
1 Organisation for Vocational Education and Training in Greece, Athens, Greece
2 Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science, Thessaloniki, Greece
3 General Hospital of Thessaloniki "Agios Dimitrios", Thesaloniki, Greece


doi: 10.5550/sgia.1002028
COBISS.BH-ID: 1846808
UDC: 616.728.3:796.012.23


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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of two different methods of measurement for hamstring flexibility. Forty male students athletes with mean age 23.45±0.44 years and forty non-athletes students with a mean age 23.08±0.98 years participated in this study. Hamstring flexibility was evaluated by two different methods of measurement: a) a Myrin goniometer and b) sit and reach test. Statistical analysis included the use of Independent Samples T-test while significance was set at p<0.01. The results indicated that athletes students scored better than non-athletes students only when hip joint’s mobility was measured with a Myrin goniometer. In conclusion the evaluation of joint's mobility should be done by using a method of measurement that would isolate the articulation of measurement from the interjection of other joints or muscular teams something that is achieved by the use of Myrin goniometer than the use of Sit and Reach test.


Key words:: hamstrings, Myrin goniometer, sit and reach test.



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