p-ISSN: 1300-0551
e-ISSN: 2587-1498

Fatih Emre Doğan1, Nurhayat Korkmaz2, Nevin Atalay Güzel3

1Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Institute of Health Sciences, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Karadeniz Teknik University, Trabzon, Turkey
3Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

Keywords: Football, hip, strength, balance


Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between the hip adductor/abductor bilateral muscle strength ratio and dynamic balance.

Materials and Methods: Twenty male football players participated in the study. The GroinBar™ (Vald Performance, Albion, Australia) device was used to evaluate the hip muscle strength of the athletes. Lower extremity dynamic balance was evaluated using Y balance test. Spearman Signed-Rank Coefficient (rho) was employed to assess the level of correlations between hip adductor and abductor isometric muscle strength, hip adductor/abductor muscle strength ratio and results of Y balance test.

Results: Statistically significant moderate level positive correlations were determined between the non-dominant side abductor maximum strength and the anterior reach of dominant side in Y balance test (rho= 0.465, p= 0.039) and between the dominant adductor/abductor ratio and posterolateral reach of non-dominant side (rho= -0.439, p= 0.05). No significant relationships were observed between other parameters.

Conclusion: Hip adductor abductor muscle strength and strength ratios are associated with dynamic balance. Since they directly affect the dynamic balance, we recommend routine evaluation of strength ratios of these muscles and adjustment of training programs accordingly.

Cite this article as: Dogan FE, Korkmaz N, Atalay Guzel N. The relationship of hip adductor and abductor muscle isometric strength ratio with dynamic balance in football players. Turk J Sports Med. 2021;56(4):180-5; http://dx.doi.org/10.47447/tjsm.0558

Ethics Committee Approval

The approval for this study was obtained from Institutional Ethics Committee of Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey (Decision no: E.60310 Date: 30.03.2021).

Author Contributions

Concept All authors; Design All authors; Supervision FED; Materials NK;FED; Data Collection and/or Processing NAG; Analysis and Interpretation FED;NK;NAG; Literature Review FED; Writing Manuscript FED; NK; Critical Reviews FED;NAG.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to authorship and/or publication of the article.

Financial Disclosure

The authors received no financial support for the research and/or publication of this article.