Journal of
Physical Education and Sport Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Phys. Educ. Sport Manag.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6486
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPESM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 75

Full Length Research Paper

Street-dance: Physiological demands and effect of endurance training

Gustavo Ribeiro da Mota1, Octávio Barbosa Neto1, Ana Carolina Guimarães Faleiros1A, Alexandre Julianetti2, Luzinete da Silva2, Charles Ricardo Lopes3, Alessandro de Oliveira4 and Moacir Marocolo Júnior1
1Department of Sport Sciences, Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro UBERABA, MG, BRAZIL and 1ADepartment of Structural Biology, Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, MG, Brazil. 2Clínica Única, Araraquara, SP, Brazil. 3Post-Graduation Program in Physical Education, Methodist University, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil. 4Department of Sciences of Physical Education and Health, Federal University of São João del-Rei, MG, Brazil.
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  •  Accepted: 07 September 2011
  •  Published: 30 September 2011



The aims of this study were (a) to describe the cardiovascular and metabolic demands and (b) to evaluate the effect of an endurance training on blood lactate (Lac) after street dance (SD). Nine female dancers (15.3 ± 1.2 years old) performed the following procedures, pre and post training: SD choreography (6 min), and 48 h later maximum incremental test (on treadmill) to obtain the lactate threshold (LT). Soon after the SD choreography the Lac and heart rate (HR) were registered. The training consisted of three running sessions per week on a treadmill (30 min, intensity 90 to 100% of LT) during eight weeks. The results showed that in post training, the values of Lac and HRpeakimmediately after the SD choreography increased significantly (p < 0.05) when compared to the pre training Lac = 8.2 ± 2.4 to 10 ± 2 mmol.L-1; HRpeak = 179.9 ± 10 to 188.4 ± 5.8 bpm-1). In addition, training improved the LT from 8.4 ± 0.8 to 11.1 ± 1.4 km.h-1. Therefore, we conclude that the SD has high metabolic and cardiovascular demand (~ 90% HRmax) and endurance training increases Lac after specific SD choreography.


Key words: Metabolism, lactate, dancers, exercise, aerobic conditioning.