Hülya Dedecan, Evrim Çakmakçi, Mürsel Biçer, Fırat Akcan


The aim of this study was to investigate effects of core training on some physical and physiological parameters on adolescent male students. Totally 24 persons were participated in the study as voluntary. Two groups were formed as experimental group (EG, n = 12, age = 15.30 ± 0.66 year, height = 173.80 ± 7.32 cm, body weight = 64.76 ± 11.68 kg) and control group (CG, n = 12, age = 15.05 ± 0.51 year, height = 170.05 ± 6.32 cm, body weight = 65.57 ± 13.07 kg) from volunteers. Eight weeks core training program was applied to EG, four days per a week in addition to their training. CG wasn’t participated in core training during 8 weeks. Age, height, weight, back and leg strength, vertical jump, body fat percentage, 20m shuttle run test, 1min push-up and curl-up measurements and tests were performed by volunteers. When compared pre- and post-values of EG, significances were found in all parameters (p < 0.05), except aerobic power. When compared pre and post values of CG, no significance was found in any parameters (p < 0.05). Between the groups, there were no significant differences in age, height and aerobic power values. Significant differences were found in all other parameters in favour of EG (p < 0.05). As a result, it could be said that there are positive effects of core strength training on some physical and physiological parameters of male students who were between 14-16 years old.


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