Background: This study aims to measure the perception of body size perceived and imagined teenage participants SuperEscola program of Praia Grande. Participating were 20 adolescents
between 10 and 15 years, divided into two groups: participants SuperEscola program and participants of School Practices.
Methods: To analyze the perceptions of body size perceived without visual support (perceived IPC) was applied the Body Scheme Marking Test (IMP - Image Marking Procedure) which, from
that study, it was expanded in order to analyze the body perception imagined with the help Vision (pictured IPC). To analyze the history of motor activities was applied to the Motor Activities
Questionnaire Current and stunted (thin praxis), prepared by Corporal Perception Laboratory and movement of the Universidade São Judas Tadeu.
Results: After statistical analysis found that the group had SuperEscola IPCs perceived and imagined classified as suitable as the School Practices group showed overestimation of
dimensional perception of the body perceived and imagined. The analysis of segmental IPCs perceived and imagined indicated that the School Practices group showed distortion greater than the
SuperEscola group over all body segments analyzed. The results indicate overestimation of the waist segment between both groups, however we found that the overestimation of the waist segment is
relatively higher among the School Practices group. When analyzing the adolescents according to sex and the practice of school extra physical activity, we identified that regardless of the practice of
extra school physical activity of the adolescents of both groups overestimate the waist segment dimensions, however this overestimation is higher among adolescents the School Practices group. Analysis
of representative drawings of the projections of the body contour between the groups showed that teenagers do not SuperEscola Program participants are more clutter in the perception of body segments.
Through the questionnaire found in terms of physical growth that SuperEscola group consistently realize what actually happens regarding the growth during adolescence. We note that the weekly hours
spent on current motor activities, the months spent in previous activities, the activities practiced in childhood and weekly hours spent in fine praxis activities showed no statistically significant
correlation with the IPCs Perceived and fancied.
Conclusions: We conclude that participants adolescent SuperEscola program showed better adapt to changes through puberty pronounced presenting a dimensional perception perceived and
imagined more accurate as a result of physical activity.