2023, Vol. 10, Issue 3, Part A
Correlation between abdominal muscle endurance with local muscular endurance test and body mass index among college students from Dakshina-Kannada: A cross-sectional studyAuthor(s):
Vishnu Malayil, Nalin Kotheri, Vipinnath and Prabhu Jeevan KumarAbstract:
Background: The study aimed to investigate the correlation between abdominal muscle endurance, local muscular endurance test, and body mass index (BMI) among college students.
Methods: The study used a correlation design, with 100 college students selected through convenience sampling. Height, weight, and BMI were calculated for all students, and abdominal muscle endurance was assessed using the partial curl-up test with a 40-beat per minute metronome.
Results: The mean value for BMI was 24.59 with a standard deviation of 5.12, and the mean value for repetitions was 25.67 with a standard deviation of 16.8. The p-value was 0.589. The study found that students with higher BMI had lower abdominal muscle endurance.
Conclusions: This cross-sectional study found a negative correlation between BMI and abdominal muscle endurance among college students with sedentary lifestyles. The study suggests that interventions to improve abdominal muscle endurance should be implemented to reduce the risk of mechanical low back pain. Additionally, the partial curl-up test was found to be a reliable and preferred measure of abdominal muscular endurance compared to the sit-up test. The study highlights the importance of maintaining a healthy BMI and developing endurance of inner core muscles to prevent low back pain.DOI: 10.22271/kheljournal.2023.v10.i3a.2920Pages: 24-27 | 253 Views 85 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Vishnu Malayil, Nalin Kotheri, Vipinnath, Prabhu Jeevan Kumar. Correlation between abdominal muscle endurance with local muscular endurance test and body mass index among college students from Dakshina-Kannada: A cross-sectional study
. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2023;10(3):24-27. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/kheljournal.2023.v10.i3a.2920