Investigation the Correlation of Leg Volume with Anaerobic Power and Dynamic Balance


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY, vol.9, no.6, pp.33-41, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


The aim of this study is to determine the correlation between the anaerobic power and dynamic balance characteristics of the leg volume of women who do step-aerobic and zumba. A total of 15 female athletes who were in the step-aerobic and zumba team of Suleyman Demirel University participated in the study. After determining the athlete's leg volume by implementing Frustum method, the linear regression formula was applied. The complement coefficient of this formula is R2 = .95 and the prediction standard error is 056. In order to determine anaerobic performances, Wingate anaerobic power test and dynamic balance were measured with a stabiliometer balance system. The evaluation of the data was carried out online with the help of a statistical program. "Shapiro-Wilk Test" was performed for normal distribution of data. In statistical analysis, minimum and maximum values, arithmetic mean and standard deviation values were calculated. "Pearson" correlation analysis was implemented for the data showing normal distribution related to total leg volume and anaerobic power and dynamic balance. The data was evaluated according to the "0.05" significance level. A positive correlation was found between TLV values and PP values of athletes (r =, 539 *; p <, 038), TLV values and AP values (r =, 563 *; p <, 029), TLV values and MinP values (r =, 570 *; p <, 027). No significant difference was found between TLV values and FI values (r = 387; p >, 155) and TLV values and DB values (r = -, 036; p > 898). In conclusion, it is possible to claim that the leg volume of women doing step aerobics and zumba has positive effects on anaerobic power characteristics. Since the high number of muscle fibers and the large cross-sectional area of the muscle will reveal muscle strength, we predict that the anaerobic power feature may be high accordingly. We think that the reason for the negative correlation between leg volume and balance features is that it arises from the characteristics of female athletes such as focusing abilities. In addition, we believe that the data in our study will be a reference for future studies.