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Short-term slackline training improves task-specific but not general balance in female handball players

Ringhof, Steffen; Zeeb, Nina; Altmann, Stefan; Neumann, Rainer; Woll, Alexander; Stein, Thorsten

Abstract (englisch):
Slackline training has been shown to improve balance and neuromuscular performance. However, recent studies suggested that balance is task-specific, implying that transferability of balance skills is limited and might depend on the similarity of the tasks. This study therefore investigated if short-term slackline training could improve performance in balance tasks that are either more or less similar to the trained slackline task. Furthermore, we assessed potential transfer effects to other neuromuscular performance tests.
25 female handball players (23.7 ± 3.9 years) participated in our study and were matched to either a slackline training (SLT; n = 14) or a control group (CON; n = 11). The intervention comprised 12 sessions with overall 120 minutes of slackline training using single and double slacklines. Slackline standing time and measures of dynamic and static balance were assessed before and after the intervention, as well as power and sprint-related performance parameters.
Two-way repeated-measures ANOVA found a significant group × time interaction for slackline standing time, indicating larger training effects for SLT. For ... mehr

DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2018.1534992
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1746-1391, 1536-7290
KITopen-ID: 1000087102
Erschienen in European journal of sport science
Band 19
Heft 5
Seiten 557 – 566
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 26.10.2018
Schlagworte Balance, Slackline, Posturale Kontrolle, Spezifität
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