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

Stephanie Chok Chok Kui Eng

Abstract


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.


Keywords


Core Strength; Core Exercise; Core Muscle; Cycling; Training

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15282/mohe.v9i2.383