The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of trampoline training on dynamic balance performance in healthy, young males and females. Twenty-six participants were randomised into two groups: Trampoline Training (TT, n = 13) and Resistance Training (RT, n = 13). Participants underwent a 6-week intervention programe 2 times per week, and performed either trampoline or classical resistance training. Dynamic balance performance was assessed before and after the intervention using the Y Balance TestTM. Mixed model Analysis of Variance was applied to examine the effects of training and group. Results showed that across all participants, balance scores increased after training for both left and right legs (p < .05) but did not differ between the TT and RT groups. In conclusion, trampoline training is as effective as classical resistance training in improving dynamic balance performance in young, healthy individuals.
Kong, Pui Wah; Tay, Zhong Ming; and Kee, Ying Hwa
"EFFECTS OF 6-WEEK TRAMPOLINE TRAINING ON DYNAMIC BALANCE PERFORMANCE,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36:
1, Article 67.
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