Comparison of the Effect of Static and Dynamic Core Exercises on Physical Performance Parameters in Young Boxers


Pamukkale Journal of Sport Sciences, vol.14, no.1, pp.83-97, 2023 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.54141/psbd.1196801
  • Journal Name: Pamukkale Journal of Sport Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-97
  • Keywords: Boxing, Core, Exercises, Sports, Young
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of six weeks of static and dynamic core exercises on physical performance parameters in young boxers. Twenty well-trained young male boxers aged 14-18 years were voluntarily involved in the study. All participants were grouped randomly into dynamic and static core exercise groups. A six-week core exercise training program was performed on static and dynamic core exercise groups. Before and after six weeks of training, young male boxers performed anthropometric measures and physical performance tests, including the Yo-yo intermittent recovery test, 30m sprint test, hexagon agility test, standing long jump, maximum push-up, 30sec sit-ups, sit and reach flexibility tests. After data collection, analyses were conducted using the paired t-test and ANCOVA test. The results indicated that the core exercise training program significantly improved both groups' agility, long jump, muscular endurance, and 30m sprint performance (p<0.05). In addition, a significant difference was found in the maximum push-up test scores of the static core exercise group (p <0.05). On the other hand, the dynamic core exercise group’s aerobic capacity and flexibility tests showed a statistically significant increase (p<0.05). As a result, it was determined that 6-week static core exercises were effective on push-ups, speed, agility, standing long jump, sit-ups, and balance, while dynamic core exercises were effective on VO2max, flexibility, sit-ups, balance, standing long jump, agility, and sprint. These findings show that static and dynamic core exercises have positive effects on performance in young boxers, but these exercises have different effects.