Improvement of motor abilities in pubertal girls.

  title={Improvement of motor abilities in pubertal girls.},
  author={A Volver and Atko M. Viru and Mehis Viru},
  journal={The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness},
  volume={40 1},
BACKGROUND Purpose of the study was to test the hypothesis that in the course of sexual maturation possibilities for accelerated development of motor abilities are triggered in girls. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted on 77 healthy 11- to 14-year-old girls, grouped according to Tanner's 5-stage scale of sexual maturation. Motor abilities were assessed with the aid of 20 m dash, 4 x 9 m shuttle run, standing long jump, squats in 30 sec, sit ups in 30 sec, trunk forward flexion… CONTINUE READING