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"Sport Medicine Journal" No.33 - 2013
ARTICLE – abstract

The effect of core stabilization exercises on factors physical fitness to mental retardation

Ahmadi Rahmat, Daneshmandi Hasan
Guilan University, Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Rasht, Iran


The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of core stability exercises program on physical fitness of children with mental retardation. Subjects were divided randomly into two groups, training (TRN: n=17) and control (CTL: n=14). Training group performed a core stabilization program for 6 weeks and three times per week. Pre- and post-tests measurements were taken for cardiovascular endurance, muscle endurance, speed, static balance and agility was done for two groups afterward. Results showed that training group improved in significantly (p<0.05) in five dependent variables. Core stability exercises appear to be a viable and effective way to improve physical fitness capacity of the children with mental retardation.
Key words:

mental retardation, physical fitness, core stability exercises

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The effect of core stabilization exercises on factors physical fitness to mental retardation

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