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Croatian sports medicine journal, Vol.26 No.1 July 2011. -

Well developed proprioceptive abilities are the

essential aspects of injury prevention and rehabilitation in

many sports including alpine skiing. In our study we

hypothesized that the field balance tests might be the

factor that influences skier performance. The aim,

therefore, was to determine which of the balance tests

correlates most closely with skiing performance. The

participants were 20 national alpine ski instructor

candidates. The study design encompassed 3 simple

laboratory balance tests lateral and front-back tilts tests

on the balance board, and hanging board balance test, 2

field balance tests inner ski jump test and one leg carving

test and 3 official ski elements from Croatian Ski School

short slalom, giant slalom and off piste curves that

require high-level skiing skills. All elements were

evaluated by three experienced independent judges.

Multiple regression analysis singled out the inner ski jump

balance test as the most important prediction factor for

alpine skiing performance. We concluded that skiing

coaches might find it useful to prescribe more field and

specific balance training exercises to high level skiers,

especially those which include inner ski jumps.

alpine skiing; balance; ski instructors



Author: Lana Ružić - ; Kineziološki fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu Tin Petračić - ; PhD student, Faculty of Kinesiology, Universit

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