[Effect of a muscle stretching program using the Global Postural Reeducation method on respiratory muscle strength and thoracoabdominal mobility of sedentary young males].

@article{Moreno2007EffectOA,
  title={[Effect of a muscle stretching program using the Global Postural Reeducation method on respiratory muscle strength and thoracoabdominal mobility of sedentary young males].},
  author={Marlene Aparecida Moreno and Aparecida M. Catai and Rosana Macher Teodori and Bruno Luis Amoroso Borges and Marcelo de Castro C{\'e}sar and Ester Neiva da Silva},
  journal={Jornal brasileiro de pneumologia : publicacao oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={679-86}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect that respiratory muscle stretching using the global postural reeducation (GPR) method has on respiratory muscle strength, thoracic expansion and abdominal mobility in sedentary young males. METHODS This was a randomized study involving 20 sedentary volunteers, aged 22.7 +/- 2.5 years, divided into two groups of 10: a control group, composed of subjects not performing any exercises, and a group of subjects submitted to the GPR method. The protocol consisted of… CONTINUE READING