The Effect of Core Stability Training on Dynamic Balance and Smash Stroke Performance in Badminton Players
International Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education
Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2017, Pages: 44-52
Received: Jun. 30, 2017; Accepted: Jul. 12, 2017; Published: Aug. 10, 2017
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Ibrahim Hamed Ibrahim Hassan, Department of Theories and Applications of Racket Sports, Faculty of Physical Education, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt
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The researches which investigated the effects of core training on skill performance for badminton players are in sufficient. The current study aimed to examine the effects of core stability training on dynamic balance and smash stroke velocity and accuracy performance. Twenty badminton players under 19 years were divided into two groups, core training group (n = 10) and control group (n = 10). Core stability training group completed 8 weeks training programme, while control group did only their badminton traditional training. The effectiveness of core stability training intervention was assessed by performing core stability tests with four positions, dynamic balance test and forehand smash stroke performance test. Significant improvement was obtained only in the training group for core muscle endurance, total reached distance of three directions in star excursion balance test and smashing velocity and accuracy variables (p < 0.05). Consequently, eight weeks core stability training provides an improvement for maintained optimum lower limbs dynamic balance and increased the performance level of smash stroke in young badminton players.
Core Strength, Core Exercise, Balance, Velocity, Accuracy, Smash
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Ibrahim Hamed Ibrahim Hassan, The Effect of Core Stability Training on Dynamic Balance and Smash Stroke Performance in Badminton Players, International Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2017, pp. 44-52. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsspe.20170203.12
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