The Effectiveness Of Sport Specific Trampoline Training On Dynamic Balance Among Amateur Wushu Athletes
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 5904-5912
AbstractBalance ability is responsible for the complex sport movements, as well as for injuries prevention. Balance training is used prophylactically to reduce the risk of lower extremity injuries in athletes allowing for successful athletic participation. The purpose of this study is to identify the effectiveness of sport specific trampoline training in improving dynamic balance among amateur Wushuathletesin Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia. The study design used was purposive sampling. There were 12 amateur Wushu athletes age ranging from 20 to 25 years old who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were randomly assigned equally into Experimental Group (EG) or Control Group (CG). The EG was undergone 12 sessions sport specific trampoline training intervention in four weeks while the CG did not receive any intervention but remained normal training. The Y-Balance Test was used to measure the dynamic balance before and after the intervention for both groups. Data was analysedusing independent sample t-testand the significance level was predetermined at p<0.05 prior to study.The study finding indicated that the EG showed significant improvement on dynamic balance (p=0.016) after completing the intervention. The researcher is suggesting the Wushu coaches and athletes toincorporatethisinterventionas one of their training regime in order to improve dynamic balance, hence, it may reduce the risk of sustaining lower extremities injuries.
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