The Effect of Core Training on Posture

Sibel Karacaoğlu, Fatma Çelik Kayapinar


The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of sample core training program on the posture of male volleyball players. The study was conducted with a total of 21 male volleyball players aged between 19 and 24 who are willing to participate in the study and have no health problem and these participants were selected randomly. 11 of them were determined as the treatment group while the other 10 was the control group of the study. A core training program was applied to the treatment group three days a week for 10 weeks. On the other hand, the control group did not get any training but continued its daily style. In the data gathering process, New York Posture Analysis (NYPA) evaluation form was used. The variables assessed before and after the application for both of the groups were head, neck, central shoulder, shoulders, chest, upper back, lower back, spine, trunk, belly, hip, foot and foot soles. For the analysis of the data gathered through NYPA, in order to compare pre- and post test values of treatment and control groups, independent T test was used while for the comparison of pre- and post test values of the treatment group , and for the comparison of pre- and post test values of the control group, dependent T test was used. According to the statistical analysis of data, when pre- and post test dependent T test results of posture analysis in the treatment group were compared, a statistical difference was found between the values of neck, chest, central shoulder and lower back. The results of our study suggest that core training program contributes to the posture improvement in volleyball players positively.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2015.v4n1s2p221

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