Effect of Core Training on Football Specific Skills juggling
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Objectives: To evaluate the effect of core training on football-specific skills. Methods: The design of the study was a pre- and post-test controlled trial. This research study was carried out at the Cambridge school and Ashoka football academies in Noida, India. Thirty healthy male footballers were selected for the study. The experimental group underwent core training for six weeks in addition to conventional training, while the control group only did conventional training. Results: At the end of 4 weeks of training, both groups showed improvement in their skills; however the improvement in the experimental group was significantly better than in the control group. Conclusion: Core training improves football-specific juggling skills hence core training should be added to regular training of players.
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