Comparison study of the effect of Hula Hoop and core stability exercise on core muscle endurance in the female adolescents (A pilot study)


  • Usa Karukunchit Faculty of Physical Therapy, Saint Louis College
  • Tichaporn Sookkua Faculty of Physical Therapy, Saint Louis College


Core muscle endurance, core stability exercise, Hula Hoop exercise


The objective of this research was to comparison study the effect of the hula hoop exercise and cores stability exercise on core muscles endurance among sedentary female adolescents. Twenty female volunteers aged between 18-25 years (20.20+1.75 years) were randomly assigned to two groups: core stability exercise group: CSE group (n = 10) and hula hoop exercise group: HHE group (n = 10). All volunteers performed each exercise three days per week for four weeks. The core muscles endurance were evaluated by flexor endurance test, Biering-Sorensen test of trunk extensor endurance, right and left side bridge endurance test before and after 4 weeks exercise. The results showed that trunk flexors muscle endurance in HHE group significant improved more than in CSE group after 4 weeks of exercise (p-value < 0.05). However, left trunk lateral flexors muscle endurance in CSE group significant improved more than in HHE group after 4 weeks of exercise (p-value < 0.05). This study suggests that hula hoop exercise and core stability exercise can improve core muscle endurance after 4 weeks of exercise among sedentary female adolescents.


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Karukunchit, . U., & Sookkua, T. (2020). Comparison study of the effect of Hula Hoop and core stability exercise on core muscle endurance in the female adolescents (A pilot study). Journal of Health and Health Management, 6(1), 71–82. Retrieved from



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