W naszym cyklu publikacji prac naukowych na temat parkour, kolejna pozycja – praca licencjacka, której autorem jest Maciej Chrupek, student Uniwersytetu Bedfordshire. Praca z 2022 roku, w języku angielskim.

Parkour is a new sport that emerged from Paris, France in early 1990s, with probably only sport- specific movements such as landing or take off techniques or neuromuscular techniques characteristic for Parkour researched. It appears that there is lack of research in dynamic balance in Parkour, with no data available at scores and how they compare with
people with different sport background. The aim of this study was to assess Parkour athlete’s unilateral lower limb balance using SEBT and HOP Test and compare them with non-Parkour, but physically active people and provide results that could possibly be used in further research in this area, with hypothesis that Parkour athletes would scor higher in both tests.
5 Parkour and 5 non-Parkour healthy male participants took part in the study. All 8 SEBT reaches and full battery of HOP Test scores from each leg were assessed in within-groups
comparison. Parkour group had significantly higher Single (right leg: P< 0.001, left leg: P= 0.001), Triple (right: P= 0.002, left: P= 0.003) and Crossover (right: P= 0.007, left: P= 0.003) HOP Test scores. No significant differences were observed in SEBT scores apart from Right leg Posterior (P= 0.028) and Posteromedial (P= 0.036) reach.