Functional balance training in collegiate women athletes

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Title translated into German:Funktionales Gleichgewichtstraining bei College-Sportlerinnen
Author:Oliver, Gretchen D.; DiBrezzo, Ro
Published in:Journal of strength and conditioning research
Published:23 (2009), 7, 2124-2129, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
Language:English
ISSN:1064-8011, 1533-4287
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Identification number:PU200912006854
Source:BISp
TY  - JOUR
AU  - Oliver, Gretchen D.
A2  - Oliver, Gretchen D.
A2  - DiBrezzo, Ro
DB  - BISp
DP  - BISp
KW  - Collegesport
KW  - Frau
KW  - Gleichgewichtsschulung
KW  - Gleichgewichtsvermögen
KW  - Trainingswissenschaft
LA  - eng
TI  - Functional balance training in collegiate women athletes
TT  - Funktionales Gleichgewichtstraining bei College-Sportlerinnen
PY  - 2009
N2  - This study examined the effects of functional balance training implemented in addition to regular season practice, competition, and strength and conditioning training for collegiate women athletes. Twenty-six members of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I collegiate women’s volleyball and soccer teams volunteered. A pre-test, post-test group design was used for the study. Pre- and post-test measures were the following: Skindex, body mass index (BMI), single-leg squat, prone quadra-ped core test, Biodex balance test, and a 1-minute sit-up test. The intervention consisted of 10 minutes of Indo Board (a dynamic balance board) training 4 days a week throughout the entire season. The volleyball team served as the intervention group, whereas the soccer team had no intervention. A dependent t-test demonstrated a statistically significant (p <= 0.05) improvement on the single-leg squat and 1-minute sit-up test for the volleyball team, whereas the soccer team (no intervention) demonstrated a statistically significant (p <= 0.05) improvement on the 1-minute sit-up test. It was concluded that by training on an unstable surface, the individual is conditioning the core while simultaneously performing balance activities. It was also noted that, although improvements were seen, each participant (both volleyball and soccer) was also active in regular season practice, competition, and strength and conditioning training over the course of the season. Functional balance activities are cost effective and should be added to any form of strength and conditioning program in an attempt to enhance program effectiveness and to develop functional postural activation. Functional postural activation will not only assist with functional performance, but also in the prevention of injury. Verf.-Referat
SP  - 2124-2129
SN  - 1064-8011
JO  - Journal of strength and conditioning research
IS  - 7
VL  - 23
M3  - Gedruckte Ressource
ID  - PU200912006854
ER  -