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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 9-16

Effects of 8 Weeks Core Strength Training on Core Muscle Strength among Young Male Cyclists

Sport Science, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

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Stephanie Chok
Sport Science, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Universiti Malaysia Sabah
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This study aimed to determine whether 8 weeks of a core strength training program with three sessions weekly can improve cyclists' core muscle strength. Six healthy male junior cyclists (age 15.8 ± 1 years, mass 62 ± 4 kg, height 170.2 ± 6 cm) volunteered for the study. Participants were instructed to perform five types of core exercises per session for a total of 24 sessions. For every session, each movement was performed in 20 repetitions for three sets. Comparison of pre-and post-test data revealed significantly greater (p < 0.05) gains in this case study. These results suggest that it is important for coaches to incorporate core strengthening exercises in their training routines.

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