Int J Sports Med 2016; 37(03): 197-201
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1559714
Training & Testing
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Immediate Effects of Different Trunk Exercise Programs on Jump Performance

A. Imai
1   Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Tokorozawa, Japan
K. Kaneoka
1   Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Tokorozawa, Japan
Y. Okubo
2   Faculty of Health and Medical Care, School of Physical Therapy, Saitama Medical University, Japan
H. Shiraki
3   Institute of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
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accepted after revision 06 July 2015

Publication Date:
14 December 2015 (online)


The aim of this study was to investigate the immediate effects of trunk stabilization exercise (SE) and conventional trunk exercise (CE) programs on jump performance. 13 adolescent male soccer players performed 2 kinds of jump testing before and immediate after 3 experimental conditions: SE, CE, and non-exercise (NE). The SE program consisted of the elbow-toe, hand-knee, and back bridge, and the CE program consisted of the sit-up, sit-up with trunk rotation and back extension. Testing of a countermovement jump (CMJ) and rebound jump (RJ) were performed to assess jump performance. Jump height of the CMJ and RJ-index, contact time, and jump height of the RJ were analyzed. The RJ index was improved significantly only after SE (p=0.017). However, contact time and jump height did not improve significantly in the SE condition. Moreover, no significant interaction or main effects of time or group were observed in the CMJ. Consequently, this study showed the different immediate effect on the RJ between the SE and CE, and suggested the possibility that the SE used in this study is useful as a warm-up program to improve the explosive movements.

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