Negative correlation between core muscle function and body composition in young people aged 18-30 years

Rasif, Hazheer and Wang, Jianxiong (2017) Negative correlation between core muscle function and body composition in young people aged 18-30 years. International Journal of Sport, Exercise and Health Research, 1 (1). pp. 49-53.

Abstract

Young adults (men = 48, women = 50) between the ages of 18 to 30 participated in this cross-sectional study that aimed to investigate the effects of body composition on core muscle function, as well as age and gender differences in core muscle function of young adults. Height, body mass, body mass index (BMI), sum of skinfolds and waist circumference were measured. Lengths of time holding the front bridge and side bridge were recorded as the measure of core muscle function. Increased sum of skinfolds, body mass and waist circumference were associated with poor core muscle function in men and women (p < 0.05). However, high BMI correlated negatively with men’s core muscle function only (p < 0.05). ANOVA analysis revealed that men had significantly better core muscle function than women (p < 0.05).


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2017 International Journal of Sport, Exercise and Health Research.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 04:11
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 02:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: core muscle function, body composition, gender difference, young adult
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110603 Motor Control
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32623

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