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Bahram A, Bahmani M, Ghadiri F. Does Core Stability Training Affect Fundamental Movement Skills in Low Proficiency Children? Evaluation of Performance Process. Ann Appl Sport Sci. 2016; 4 (4) :51-57
1- Department of Motor Behavior, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Motor Behavior, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran ,
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The present study investigated the effects of 8-weeks of core stability training on fundamental movement skills in children with low proficiency in both locomotor and object control skills. By using a semi-experimental research design. 30 elementary boy students (means age= 8.89 years, SD= 1.06) were recruited and organized in training (n= 15) and control group (n=15). Fundamental movement skills were measured before and after the training period using the test of gross motor development – 2nd (TGMD-2). In comparison with control group, results showed significant improvement in both locomotor (P<0.05) and object control (P<0.05) skills in training group. In conclusion, results suggest that core stability training may enhance locomotor and object control performances in children who have low proficiency in fundamental movement skills performance.

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  • Core stability training may improve fundamental movement skills in low proficient children. In addition to physical activity promotion and health related benefits due to FMS proficiency, skills such as running, kicking, throwing, striking, dribbling and jumping are key components of expert performance in almost all athletic fields, so the appropriate core stability training program may result in a more effective transfer of these skills to actual sport performance. Thus physical education teachers and coaches can make use of these exercises to promote children’s motor competence.
  • It must be noted that because local (deep) core muscles have a significant role in the stability of the core and are better activated under an unstable surface, so using Swiss balls during core stability training is recommended.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Motor Control and its Related Branches
Received: 2015/04/23 | Accepted: 2016/10/22 | Published: 2016/12/30 | ePublished: 2016/12/30

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