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The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology 2010;12(2):45-53.
Published online April 30, 2010.
The Effects of 12-Week K-Bar Weight Training on the Body Alignment Changes of Junior Elite Athletes
Man-Geun Kwon
Korea National Sport University
Correspondence:  Man-Geun Kwon,
Email: mrkorea97@hanmail.net
Received: 31 December 2009   • Accepted: 24 April 2010
Abstract

INTRODUCTION
To confirm the effects of 12-week K-Bar weight training on body alignment changes.
METHODS
The K-Bar weight training was applied to 18 junior elite athletes(age;14.25±1.05 years, height; 160.53±8.06cm, weight; 48.42±8.18kg, BMI; 19.00±1.98kg·m 2 ) at physical education middle schools in S City four times per week for 12 weeks. Changes to their height, trunk length, and weight were compared and analyzed before and after the training.
RESULTS
The subjects' height increased from 160.53±8.06 cm before the training to 161.14±8.11 cm(by about 0.38%) after the training in a statistically significant level(p<.01). Their trunk length also increased from 401.56±55.54 mm to 416.78±64.58 mm, but the increase was not statistically significant(p=.088). And their weight increased from 50.69±10.36 kg before the training to 53.98±10.59 kg after the training, and the increase was statistically significant(p<.01).
CONCLUSION
Possibility that acquiring the right posture through K-Bar weight training once a week for 12 weeks can have positive effects on body alignment.
Keywords: K-Bar, junior elite athletes, body alignment, height, trunk length


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