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Short-Term Core Strengthening Program Improves Functional Movement Score in Untrained College Students

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Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Novi Sad, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
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Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Osijek, 35000 Slavonski Brod, Croatia
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Primary School of Demenika, 26000 Patras, Greece
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(22), 8669; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17228669
Received: 23 October 2020 / Revised: 10 November 2020 / Accepted: 20 November 2020 / Published: 22 November 2020
Functional movement is an important part of developing athletes’ but also untrained individuals’ performance. Its monitoring also proved useful in identifying functional limitations and asymmetries, and also in determining the intervention effects. The quasi-experimental pre-test post-test study investigated the effects of core stability training program on the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) score in untrained students after six weeks. The intervention (INT) and control (CG) groups included 73 and 65 male students, respectively. Functional movement patterns were evaluated using the FMS including seven components scores representing seven basic functional patterns. Both groups significantly improved almost all FMS components scores, but the INT increased the mean performance of the hurdle step (partial ŋ2 × 100 = 4%, p = 0.02), in-line lunge (partial ŋ2 × 100 = 3%, p = 0.05), rotatory stability (partial ŋ2 × 100 = 4%, p = 0.02) and total FMS (partial ŋ2 × 100 = 3%, p = 0.04) significantly more than the CG. This justifies that core strengthening can improve FMS in untrained individuals even with the short duration programs. View Full-Text
Keywords: functional movement screen; injury prevention; core strength; stability training; students functional movement screen; injury prevention; core strength; stability training; students
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Šćepanović, T.; Protić-Gava, B.; Sporiš, G.; Rupčić, T.; Miljković, Z.; Liapikos, K.; Mačak, D.; Madić, D.M.; Trajković, N. Short-Term Core Strengthening Program Improves Functional Movement Score in Untrained College Students. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 8669. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17228669

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Šćepanović T, Protić-Gava B, Sporiš G, Rupčić T, Miljković Z, Liapikos K, Mačak D, Madić DM, Trajković N. Short-Term Core Strengthening Program Improves Functional Movement Score in Untrained College Students. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(22):8669. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17228669

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Šćepanović, Tijana, Branka Protić-Gava, Goran Sporiš, Tomislav Rupčić, Zvonko Miljković, Konstantinos Liapikos, Draženka Mačak, Dejan M. Madić, and Nebojša Trajković. 2020. "Short-Term Core Strengthening Program Improves Functional Movement Score in Untrained College Students" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 22: 8669. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17228669

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