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Implementation of core stability programme for footballers in middle school aged

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Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Sport and Quality of Life 2013
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Field Sport and leisure time activities
Keywords injury; core endurance; sit-up test
Description The main aim of this study was to show that core stability training could have much more beneficial effects than conventional exercise. The core stability could reduce back pain which can be demonstrated not only in adulthood but in childhood as well. Many studies have already shown that all powerful movements originate from the center of body out. Twenty-one participants were assigned to a control group (10 boys; mean age=11.9±0.3 years; mean height=1.57±0.08 m; mean body weight= 46.21±10.9 kg) and experimental group (11 boys; mean age=11.5±0.4 years; mean height=1.56±0.06 m; mean body weight= 41.6±5.48 kg). The core stability program was a part of physical education class 3 times a week for 5 months. The control group was without any form of core stability programme for 5 months. All participants were measured after 5 months. One minute sit-up test was used to measure the core musculature strength. One of the aims of our study was to decide if we can observe differences between beginning and final measurements in experimental group. We supposed that there will not be seen any changes. The alternative hypothesis was contrary to the null hypothesis. We used t-test for paired samples (p=0.000002). We accepted the alternative hypothesis. Trunk muscle endurance in the experimental group was significantly better than trunk muscle in the control group after 5 months (P<0.05). Our results showed that core stability program was more effective in improving trunk muscle endurance.
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