Postural control in male ten-pin bowlers of different level of competitiveness

International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports

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Title Postural control in male ten-pin bowlers of different level of competitiveness
 
Creator Stefopoulos, Vasilis
Iatridou, Katerina
Karagiannakis, Dimitris
Mandalidis, Dimitris
 
Subject Recreational activity
Target sports
Athletic performance
Postural balance
Level of competitiveness
 
Description Ten-pin bowling is considered a highly skilled recreational activity with players demonstrating various anthropometric and physiological characteristics. The purpose of the current study was to assess both static and dynamic body balance, an ability that has not been yet investigated in ten-pin bowlers of different level of competitiveness. Thirty four ten-pin bowlers who competed at a high (Level-A, n=17) and a lower level (Level-B, n=17) as well as eighteen individuals without participation in (Non-bowlers) participated in the study. Static balance was determined based on the anteroposterior (APd) and mediolateral displacement (MLd) of the center-of-foot-pressure (CoP) that was recorded during single-leg-stance with opened and closed eyes as well as with opened eyes and head extension. Dynamic balance was determined based on the APd and MLd of CoP as well as the normalized distances reached during execution of Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) in the posterior, posterolateral and lateral directions. Significantly better dynamic balance, in terms of the distances reached during SEBT execution, was demonstrated by Level-A bowlers compared to Level-B bowlers and non-bowlers. The differences between groups regarding APd and MLd, during both static and dynamic balance testing, were in general not significant. Our findings revealed that ten-pin bowlers who compete at a higher level demonstrate better dynamic balance ability. Sports scientists and coaches should be aware of these differences to optimize performance or distinguish ten-pin bowlers with different level of competitiveness.
 
Publisher Eleyon
 
Date 2020-02-25
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://ijpefs.com/index.php/ijpefs/article/view/309
10.34256/ijpefs2012
 
Source International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports; Vol. 9 No. 1 (2020): Volume 9, Issue 1, Year 2020; 16-25
2457-0753
2277-5447
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ijpefs.com/index.php/ijpefs/article/view/309/278
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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