Correlation of Core Stability with Dynamic Balance and Upper Limb Stability in Volleyball Players

Published: 27 April 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/3m2wzt6fzd.1


Background: Volleyball is a highly challenging sport, which demands numerous actions from players that need muscular strength, endurance, balance, flexibility, and quickness. The trunk provides dynamic stability which contributes to direct the distal segment activities and loading forces through synchronize and trunk muscles inclusion. These players also need a skill like serving, blocking, and spiking quicker and more forceful overhead arm motion which can promote to increase load on the line position as forearm in extension, fingers in extension, and shoulder in flexion. These skilful functional tasks need muscular coordination. Aim: The main aim of the study was to observe correlation of core stability with dynamic balance and upper limb stability in recreational volleyball players. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study design was conducted on 84 recreational volleyball players by using purposive sampling and were included according to inclusion criteria i.e. participants were male, aged 18-30 years, playing at least for 5 years and playing at least four times a week. The players performed Mcgill test to determine their core stability. Players concurrently perform the upper quadrant Y balance test for upper limb stability and the lower quadrant Y balance test for dynamic balance. Results: To determine the correlation between the variables, for data analysis the Spearman's rank correlation coefficient was applied. The result indicates there were positive correlation between flexion test and left side bridge test of core stability with upper quadrant Y balance test, as other variables showed negative correlation with core stability tests. There was no significant found between the variables. Conclusion: The study concluded that there was no significant correlation between core stability, dynamic balance, and upper limb stability in recreational volleyball players. Keywords: Core stability, Dynamic Balance, Recreational players, upper limb stability, volleyball.



Chandigarh University


Sport Recreational Health, Dynamic Mass Balance, Athletes, Core Tool, Volleyball