The Effectiveness of Core Stability Exercise and Plyometrics Balance and Agility in Badminton Players
Keywords:Plyometrics, core stability, Agility, Balance, Illinois test, SEBT
Background: Exercises including plyometrics can boost lower extremity strength. According to a different study,
teenage badminton players’ dynamic balance, endurance, and agility are improved after 6 weeks of core training.
The development of core muscles may improve athletic performance.
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of core stability exercise and plyometrics balance and agility in badminton
players in terms of pain using Illinois test and Star Excursion Balance Test.
Methodology: It is an experimental study with random sampling technique. Sample size consists of 30 members in
total where they are split randomly into 2 groups (15 in each group). Players in Group A received Core strengthening
training in addition which includes Leg-up. Similarly Group B received Plyometrics training along with Leg up.
Exercises to calm down were performed at the end of the session. Both the groups received intervention for 30
minutes thrice a week for 6 consecutive weeks.
Results: According to the intra-group analysis, treatments A and B are equally successful in lowering the Agility
Score and raising nearly all of the SEBT scores for the left and right legs, with the exception of the medial and
lateral scores for the left leg. The results of the inter-group analysis revealed that Treatment B is more successful
than Treatment A in terms of mean Agility Score decrease, whereas Treatment A is more effective than Treatment
B in terms of mean Anterior scores for the right Leg improvement. With the exception of Agility and the anterior
score for the right leg, both treatments were shown to be equally effective across the board.
Conclusion: When compared to Core Stability Exercise, plyometrics help badminton players become more agile
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