The Effect of Neuromuscular Training on Strength and Motor Performance in Active Women with Leg Dominance Deficit

Document Type : Research Paper


1 MSc in Biomechanics and Sport Injuries, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Biomechanics and Sport Injuries, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran


The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of neuromuscular training on strength and motor performance of active women with leg dominance deficit. 26 active women with leg dominance deficit (18 to 25 years old) were selected purposively and randomly assigned to control and training groups. Isokinetic Biodex system )60 deg./sec) was used to concentrically and eccentrically measure extensor and flexor peak torque of dominant and non-dominant knees. Tuck jump was used to measure motor performance. Both groups performed a pretest prior to the training period and performed a posttest two days after the training period in the experimental group. The ANCOVA and paired t tests were used for statistical analysis at a significance level of 0.95. The motor performance and strength on the pretest showed no significant difference between the experimental and the control groups (P>0.05). The paired t test showed a significant difference in strength and motor performance of experimental group (P<0.05). However, strength and motor performance scores of control group showed no significant difference (P>0.05). Also, in the posttest, a significant difference was found in the scores of the two groups (P<0.05). Due to the effect of neuromuscular training on the improvement of strength and performance of lower limbs in women with leg dominance deficit, this type of training is recommended to be used in prevention and rehabilitation programs.


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