"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2021, Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part A
Relationship between core endurance and dynamic balance in professional basketball players: A pilot studyAuthor(s):
Abhilash PV, Sudeep Shetty and Anjana KAbstract: Background:
Core strength is an important precondition for basketball players. The good balance in basketball sports provides a controlled body for players, minimizes their errors, quick movers, and effective technical skills. The study was to determine the relationship between core endurance and dynamic balance in Professional basketball players.
Methodology: A pilot study was conducted on 20 professional basketball players between 18 to 28 years of age. Core endurance was assessed using the McGill core endurance test and dynamic balance was assessed using the star excursion balance test.
Results: Karl Pearson’s correlation coefficient test was used to find the relation between the core endurance and dynamic balance. There was a positive correlation between core endurance and dynamic balance of bilateral leg (r = .471, P<0.05), (r = .457, P<0.05) which was statistically significant.
Conclusion: This study indicates that in professional basketball players regular core endurance training program improves their dynamic balance, which can eventually lead to reduce the risk of injury and better performance. Pages: 01-05 | 305 Views 47 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Abhilash PV, Sudeep Shetty, Anjana K. Relationship between core endurance and dynamic balance in professional basketball players: A pilot study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(4):01-05.