Yoga and Athletic Performance: College Athletes

What’s This Research About?

This study looks at the effect of a yoga program on the athletic performance on male college athletes. They hypothesized that a regular yoga practice for 10 weeks would improve their balance, flexibility and joint angles.

TITLE: Impact of 10 weeks of yoga practice on flexibility and balance of college athletes


PUBLICATION: International Journal of Yoga

DATE: 2016

AUTHORS : M Jay Polsgrove, Brandon M Eggleston, and Roch J Lockyer

SAID principle: Specific Adaptation of Imposed Demands is a principle in exercise science that asserts that the human body adapts specifically to imposed demands. In other words, given stressors on the human system, whether biomechanical or neurological, there will be a specific change in the body as a result of that stressor.

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