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saki F, Baghban M. Relationship between Core Stability Muscle Endurance and Static and Dynamic Balance in Basketball Players. J Sport Biomech. 2016; 1 (3) :33-41
URL: http://biomechanics.iauh.ac.ir/article-1-67-en.html
1- Department of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercises, Faculty of physical education and sport sciences, Bu Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran.
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Objective: Balancing is the most basic function of the neuromuscular system in performing all simple and complex activities that contribute to health-related physical fitness. Core stability may be a contributing factor to static and dynamic balance. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between core stability muscle endurance and static and dynamic balance in basketball players.

Methods: 100 basketball players (50 female and 50 male players) were selected randomly based on the including criteria.To evaluate core stability muscle strength, a set of tests from core stability exercises was used. Static and dynamic balance were evaluated by Bass Stick and Y balance test respectively. Normality of the data was evaluated using the Kolmogorov Smirnoff test. Data analysis was performed by Spearman product moment coefficient test and independent samples t test. Significant level of p&le0/05 was used in all statistical analyses.

Results: Results of t-test showed no significant difference between static balance in boys and girls, while significant differences were observed between dynamic balance and core stability in males and females. In other words, core stability and dynamic balance in boys were more than girls. Also, the results of correlation analysis showed a significant relationship between core stability and dynamic balance (p=0.00) However, no significant relationship was observed between core stability and static balance (p=0.451).

Conclusion: Due to the correlation between muscle endurance and dynamic balance in the present study, it can be implied that core stability exercises can improve balance.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/01/15 | Accepted: 2015/04/16 | Published: 2015/12/1

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