A cross sectional study on dynamic balance in healthy young adults undergoing strength training at the gym and those not engaged in any form of exercise using star excursion balance test
Mansi Parmar, Kiran Jeswani, Sucheta Golhar
Introduction: Balanceis an integral component of almost every activity of daily living. And we also know resistance/weight training is said to improve muscle strength. The purpose of this study is to find if any non- specific protocol of strength training at the gym can further enhance dynamic balance in young adults with no balance impairment as compared to those who do not engage in any form of exercises. Methodology: A cross- sectional study was carried out in various gyms on subjects who went to the gym for atleast 6 months and non-exercising subjects using Star Excursion Balance Test. Procedure: Excursion values of 35 gym going individuals and 35 non-exercising individuals were recorded. Limb length were taken. Data analysis of calculated relative distances was done using unpaired t-test. Results: Inter group comparison showed no statistical difference in the dynamic balance of both the groups. Conclusion: According to this study, statistically no difference was revealed among both the groups however, clinically it was observed that individuals strength training at the gym had better dynamic balance in Posterior and Posteromedial directions than those not engaged in any form of exercise.
Mansi Parmar, Kiran Jeswani, Sucheta Golhar. A cross sectional study on dynamic balance in healthy young adults undergoing strength training at the gym and those not engaged in any form of exercise using star excursion balance test. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 5, Issue 5, 2020, Pages 08-14