Effects of Plyometric and Core Stability Exercise on Physical Performance of Badminton Players: A Comparative study

Pooja, D (2019) Effects of Plyometric and Core Stability Exercise on Physical Performance of Badminton Players: A Comparative study. Masters thesis, K.G College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore.


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INTRODUCTION: Badminton is one of the most popular sports played all around the world. It is a racket sport that is either played by individuals or a team of two opposing each other against a divided net to score point. It was developed from a childhood game called battledore and shuttlecock. Badminton was called “Poona” in India in 18th century. The Duke of Beaufort launched Badminton officially in 1873.Badminton House in Gloucestershire is the base for International Badminton Federation 1934. Badminton players need to conduct various patters of movements during the game which includes specialized twists, jumps, footwork, swings to strike the shuttlecock and keep it moving back and forth on the court. Thus, the game is characterized by a changing temporal structure with actions of short period and high or medium intensity coupled with a short resting time. Badminton players need to be quick and agile around the court. Muscle strength, muscular endurance, power, speed, agility, flexibility, balance and coordination are the important components for a player. AIM OF THE STUDY: To find out the effect of plyometric versus core stability exercises on agility and balance in badminton players OBJECTIVES: 1. To find out the effect of plyometric on agility and balance in badminton Players. 2. To find the effect of core stability exercises on agility and balance in badminton players. 3. To compare the effect of plyometric and core stability exercises on agility and balance in badminton players. METHODOLOGY: STUDY DESIGN: Pre test and post test experimental study design. STUDY SETTING: The study was conducted at the Therapeutic Gymnasium K.G Campus, Saravanampatti, Coimbatore. STUDY DURATION: Study duration was 6 weeks. SAMPLING TECHNIQUE: The sample size was determined based on a pilot study 10 participants were divided randomly into two equal parts, and the main part of the study was conducted on them. The mean and SD for the parameters for his pilot study with α= 0.05 and 90% power were used to calculate the sample size of N=30. A total of about 30 recreational badminton players who fulfilled inclusive and exclusive criteria were selected by simple random sampling method, out of them 15 were allotted in Group A and 15 in Group B. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF SUBJECTS: INCLUSION CRITERIA: • Active recreational badminton players. • Age group 18 – 25 years. • Both male and female players were selected. • Body mass index of players was between 18-24. • Playing badminton for more than 1 year were selected. • Players who play badminton for 4 days per week. • Not involved in any formal abdominal/ core training program or plyometric training program. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: • Who had low back pain during last 1 month. • Participation in any formal core training and balance training program. • Having lower limb fracture in the last four months. • Any chronic ligament sprain. • Trauma to lower limb and any neurological disorder having balance Impairment. • Not willing to participate in the study. CONCLUSION: The purpose of the study is to find the effect of Plyometric and Core stability exercise and to compare the effect of Plyometric versus Core stability exercise in agility and balance in recreational badminton players. 30 subjects were selected and divided into 2 groups using simple random sampling. Group A subjects underwent Plyometric whereas Group B underwent Core stability exercise for 6 weeks. Agility was measured using 10m Shuttle Run and Illinois test. Balance was measured using Y-Balance test. This study rejects the null hypothesis and therefore suggests that core stability improves agility and balance in badminton players than plyometric. Therefore this can be implemented in treatment protocol for further studies and to prevent injuries.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.271750141
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agility, Balance, Core stability exercises, Plyometric and Core Stability Exercise, Physical Performance, Badminton Players.
Subjects: PHYSIOTHERAPY > Sports Physiotherapy
Depositing User: Ravindran C
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2019 15:26
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2019 15:26
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/11542

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