Study Aim: To explore the effects of 6-week core strength training on Cycling Speed in University Level Cyclists.
Methods:Thirty Male Cyclists, University level, of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar between the age group of 18-28 years (Mean ± SD: age 20.733 ± 1.910 yrs), body height (165.233 ± 6.404 cm) and body mass (62.146 ± 3.657 kg) volunteered to participate in the study. This study is designed as a retrospective cross-sectional study. Cycling speed was measured by 40 Meter Cycle Sprint Test.
Statistical Analyses: Statistical analyses were performed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences for Windows version 16.0 software (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL). Data is expressed as the mean ± SD. Paired sample t-test was used to compare the means of the Pre-Test and the Post-Test. The level of significance was set at 0.05.
Results: Significant differences were found in Cycling Speed in the Experimental Group subjected to 6-week core strength training. However, no significant changes were observed in the Control Group at the end of 6-week duration.