Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2018)
Relationship between core stability and performance in recreational cricket players
Author(s): Jyoti Kataria, Charu Chadha, Richa Rai, Priyanka Sharma, Mohd. Asif
Abstract: Background: Core stability is achieved through stabilization of one’s torso, thus allowing optimal production, transfer, and control of force and motion to the terminal segment during an integrated kinetic chain activity. Research has demonstrated the importance and contributions of core stability in human movement in producing efficient trunk and limb actions for the generation, transfer, and control of forces or energy during integrated kinetic chain activities. Maximizing human performance by ensuring an efficient kinetic chain is the cornerstone of many rehabilitation and performance training programmes (Cook, 2003; Liemohn et al, 2001). The kinetic chain is made up of an integrated functional unit that constitutes the myofascial, articular and neural systems (Cholewicki and McGill, 1996; Comerford and Mottram, 2001; Gibbons et al., 2001). Now present study may provide the relation between Core stability and Performance. Aim and objective: To study the relationship between core stability and performance. Methodology: Recreational Cricket players (n=30; age 18-28 years) were selected. Core stability assessment was done by 2 tests – Flexor endurance test and Side Bridge (right and left).Performance was assessed by BOMB and SLS. Karl Pearson’s Correlation (r) between Core stability and Performance in Recreational Cricket players were calculated. Results: Concludes significant correlation exists Core Stability and Performance (BOMB and SLS). Conclusion: The present study showed positive Correlation between (SBRT, SBLT) and SLS. This scores need to be implement in training of athletes at various level of sports training to enhance the Specificity of training. According to need of the sport we may use the result of present study to enhance the Performance in various sports like SLS test measure the endurance of lower leg used in ACL rehabilitation progression and football.