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Effects of Swiss-ball core strength training on strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance in sedentary women

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Betul Sekendiz, M Cuğ, F Korkusuz
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Swiss-ball core strength training on trunk extensor (abdominal)/flexor (lower back) and lower limb extensor (quadriceps)/flexor (hamstring) muscular strength, abdominal, lower back and leg endurance, flexibility and dynamic balance in sedentary women (n = 21; age = 34 ± 8.09; height = 1.63 ± 6.91 cm; weight = 64 ± 8.69 kg) trained for 45 minutes, 3 d·wk−1 for 12 weeks. Results of multivariate analysis revealed significant difference (p ≤ 0.05) between pre and postmeasures of 60 and 90° s−1 trunk flexion/extension, 60 and 240° s−1 lower limb flexion/extension (Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer), abdominal endurance (curl-up test), lower back muscular endurance (modified Sorensen test), lower limb endurance (repetitive squat test), lower back flexibility (sit and reach test), and dynamic balance (functional reach test). The results support the fact that Swiss-ball core strength training exercises can be used to provide improvement in the aforementioned measures in sedentary women. In conclusion, this study provides practical implications for sedentary individuals, physiotherapists, strength and conditioning specialists who can benefit from core strength training with Swiss balls.

History

Volume

24

Issue

11

Start Page

3032

End Page

3040

Number of Pages

9

eISSN

1533-4287

ISSN

1064-8011

Location

United States

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Bond University (Gold Coast, Qld.); Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (Ankara, Turkey); TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of strength and conditioning research.