International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014

The Effect of Core Strengthening on Performance of Young Competitive Swimmers

Dr. Dnyanesh Patil, Dr. Shivani Chowdhury Salian, Dr. Sujata Yardi

Study design: Randomized control trial Objectives: To assess the added effect of core strengthening on performance within young competitive swimmers. Background: There have been studies in the past which evaluated efficacy of various exercise protocols in improving performance in young competitive swimmers. This improvement was expressed in terms of changes in the values of sprint time and stroking characteristics. The need of the hour has favored us answer this research question regarding the efficiency of core strengthening program in improving the performing in the young competitive swimmers. Methods: 60 young competitive swimmers (meanSD; Age 14.2 1.49) participated in the study of both sexes divided in two groups. (N= 60; n1= 30; n2= 30). Outcome measures were evaluated before and after 6 weeks of an additional core strengthening. Repeated measures ANOVA; Friedman test; Unpaired t- test and Mann Whitney U test were used to analyze their performance. Results: Significant differences between values of outcome measures were noted between experimental and control group at p < 0.05. Conclusion: Added core muscle strengthening enhanced the performance in young competitive swimmers projected as significant improvements in 50m freestyle sprint time; velocity and stroke index. Level of Evidence: Therapy; level 1b.

Keywords: Freestyle swimmers, Stroke Index, Stroke Length, Stroke Rate, Swim velocity

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014

Pages: 2470 - 2477


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Dr. Dnyanesh Patil, Dr. Shivani Chowdhury Salian, Dr. Sujata Yardi, "The Effect of Core Strengthening on Performance of Young Competitive Swimmers", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=2014789, Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014, 2470 - 2477

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