The Effect of Speciality Designated Core Exercises on Upper Exterimity Posture Structures of Male High School Students

Ercan Gür, Gürkan Tokgöz


The aim of this study is to research on the effect of core exercises on the upper extremity posture structure of young individuals. 30 male students between 16 to 18 years old studying in a high school in the province of Elazig and not doing regular sport volunteered for this study. The participants were randomly divided into two as the subject group and the control group; each group was formed with 15 people. Out of the groups formed, the subject group carried out specially designated core exercises for 8 weeks, and for 3 days each week. The control group didn't do any work; they continued their normal lives. Before and after the study, the height, weight, body mass index, bodily fat percentage, upper extremity posture(from the front, back, right and left)of the subject and control groups formed were measured and the Adams(stoop) test was applied. The data obtained were analyzed through SPSS 22.0 statistical program. For the in-group and intergroup comparisons, ındependent samples T test and paired samples T test were used. After the statistical analysis, during the initial and subsequent test comparisons of the control group, no difference was detected in measurements apart from the one for shoulders from the anterior side. Statistical differences were determined for a lot of values during the comparison of the initial and subsequent test results of the subject group and during the comparison of the differences between the initial and subsequent test results of the subject and control group. In conclusion, it was determined that core exercises made a positive impact on the upper extremity posture structures of male individuals between the ages of 16 and 18. 

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