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EFFECTS OF POSTURAL BALANCE TRAINING ON STABILITY IN SWIMMERS

EFEITOS DO TREINAMENTO DE EQUILÍBRIO POSTURAL SOBRE A ESTABILIDADE DOS NADADORES

EFECTOS DEL ENTRENAMIENTO DEL EQUILIBRIO POSTURAL EN LA ESTABILIDAD DE LOS NADADORES

ABSTRACT

Introduction:

Recent research shows that swimmers with greater stability and better balance reflect better water performance and adjustment ability.

Objective:

Explore the influence of balance training on the fitness of swimmers.

Methods:

The volunteers selected in this paper were swimmers aged 18 to 22 years old in a sports school. They were randomly divided into experimental and control groups for an experiment lasting 8 weeks. Both groups of athletes performed training during this period. Postural balance training was added to the athletes in the experimental group instead of traditional training methods, while the control athletes followed the routine professional training plan taught by the sports school.

Results:

The OSI score of the athletes in the experimental group decreased from 1.79±0.41 to 0.89±0.26; the API score decreased from 1.31±0.22 to 0.64±0.17; and the MLI score decreased from 1.42±0.32 to 0.54±0.30.

Conclusion:

Postural balance training was shown to increase the stability of swimmers, contributing favorably to sports fitness. Postural balance training can be added to the swimming training process. Level of evidence II; Therapeutic studies - investigation of treatment outcomes.

Keywords:
Physical Education and Training; Postural Balance; Physical Fitness; Swimming

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