Effects of Core Stability Training on the Functional Movement Performance in College Students

Sung-Tae Park1,*   

1Seowon University


This study was to investigate the effect of eight weeks core stability training on functional movement performance for male college students. Thirty male college students were divided into a core stability training group and a control group, and the training group conducted core stability training three times a week for eight weeks. Training was gradually performed by adjusting the intensity and amount of exercise according to the principle of overload in order to strengthen the stability of the core muscles around the spine and pelvis. Functional movement screen (FMS) test were implemented before and after training intervention to compare the scores for each task and the total score. As a result of the study, among the seven tasks of the FMS test, we confirmed the significant effect of core stabilization training for 8 weeks in deep squats, in-line lunge, and rotary stability tasks and total score. Tasks that showed significant changes among the FMS test can be performed through balance and posture control ability based on strength, flexibility, and coordination of muscles around the spine and pelvis. Therefore, it was confirmed that core stability training is an effective exercise in preventing damage due to physical activity by improving functional movement performance including core muscle strength, balance ability, and posture control of young adults.

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