The Effects of Pilates Mat Exercises on Elderly Women's Basic Physical Strength and Lumbar Muscle Strength

Yoo, Yong Kwon;Song, Min Sun;Goo, Kyung Mi;Lee, Byung Hoon

  • 투고 : 2013.08.27
  • 심사 : 2013.10.02
  • 발행 : 2013.10.30


The purpose of this study is to examine the changes on lumbar muscle strength in relation to 12-week pilates mat exercise of elderly women. The participants are chosen for 17 people who is an experimental group and 14 people who is an comparison group who except wastage and pilates mat exercise program was gradually intensify applied three times a week, during 12 weeks. The peak torque of flexion was increased(p<.01) and the difference of ratio of agonist to antagonist was decreased(p<.001). The total work of flexion and extension had significant increased(p<.001) at $120^{\circ}/sec$. As a result of all these, it was judged as positive effect for body composition, basal physical fitness and lumbar muscle strength after pilates mat exercise in 12 weeks. These positive effects showed that pilates mat exercise could got conclusions that mitigated the musculoskelctal disorders, slow down the progress of disorders, helped as a functions of physical.


Pilates Mat Exercise;Physical Fitness;Body Composition;Lumbar Muscle Strength


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