Effect of Bridge Exercise Performed at Different Knee Angles

Sponsor
Gazi University (Other)
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting
CT.gov ID
NCT05113719
Collaborator
Pamukkale University (Other)
45
Enrollment
3
Arms
1.3
Anticipated Duration (Months)

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

Stabilization exercises help increase strength, stability, balance, gait, and endurance through effective abdominal training. Bridge exercise, which is one of the closed kinetic exercises, is one of the most used spinal stabilization exercises. Although that exercise affects on the trunk muscles, it has been stated that it is related to all muscles of the lower extremity.There are some studies, which are examining the activation of the gluteus maximus, quadriceps, rectus abdominus, iliocostalis lumborum, iliocostalis thoracis, and gastrocnemius muscles while exercising the bridge. Although there are some studies investigating the activation of muscles at different knee angles, there is no study in the literature examining the effect of bridge exercise performed at different knee angles on the strength and endurance of lower extremity and trunk muscles. For these reasons, this study aimed to examine the effect of bridging exercises performed at different knee angles on muscle strength and endurance in healthy subjects.

Condition or DiseaseIntervention/TreatmentPhase
  • Other: Exercise
N/A

Detailed Description

Participants included in the study will randomly divide into 3 different groups by using simple sealed envelope randomization method. Participants in the first group will perform exercise at knee angle was 45⁰ flexion, the participants in the second group will perform to exercise at knee angle 60⁰ flexion and the participants in the third group will perform exercise knee angle at 90⁰ flexion. All participants will include in a bridging exercise program by a blind researcher at predetermined knee angles (45⁰, 60⁰ 90⁰), 3 sets of 15 repetitions per day, 3 days a week for 6 weeks. Evaluations will be done by a blinded researcher 1 week before starting the 6-week exercise program and 1 week after they finished the program. All evaluations will be made by the same physiotherapist by meeting with participants face to face. Inclusion in the research will be on a voluntary basis. As outcome measures, muscle strength assessment and core Endurance Assessment will be evaluated.

Study Design

Study Type:
Interventional
Anticipated Enrollment :
45 participants
Allocation:
Randomized
Intervention Model:
Parallel Assignment
Masking:
Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose:
Treatment
Official Title:
Investigation of the Effect of Bridge Exercise Performed at Different Knee Angles on Muscle Strength and Endurance in Healthy Cases
Anticipated Study Start Date :
Nov 30, 2021
Anticipated Primary Completion Date :
Jan 5, 2022
Anticipated Study Completion Date :
Jan 10, 2022

Arms and Interventions

ArmIntervention/Treatment
Experimental: Bridge exercise at knee angle 45 degree

The group will perform the bridge exercise at a 45-degree knee flexion angle.

Other: Exercise
Both groups will perform bridge exercise

Experimental: Bridge exercise at knee angle 60 degree

The group will perform the bridge exercise at a 60-degree knee flexion angle.

Other: Exercise
Both groups will perform bridge exercise

Experimental: Bridge exercise at knee angle 90 degree

The group will perform the bridge exercise at a 90-degree knee flexion angle.

Other: Exercise
Both groups will perform bridge exercise

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures

  1. Muscle Strength Assessment-Baseline [Assessment will be conducted before intervention.]

    PowerTrack II Command will be used. The back extensor muscle group and M. Gluteus Maximus, M. Quadriceps Femoris, M. Gastrocinemius muscles of the participants will be evaluated.

  2. Muscle Strength Assessment-Post intervention [Assessment will be conducted immediately after the intervention.]

    PowerTrack II Command will be used. The back extensor muscle group and M. Gluteus Maximus, M. Quadriceps Femoris, M. Gastrocinemius muscles of the participants will be evaluated.

  3. Abdominal Muscle Strength Assessment-Baseline [Assessment will be conducted before intervention.]

    Manual Muscle Test will be used.

  4. Abdominal Muscle Strength Assessment-Post intervention [Assessment will be conducted immediately after the intervention.]

    Manual Muscle Test will be used.

  5. Core Endurance Assessment-1-Baseline [Assessment will be conducted before intervention.]

    Prone Plank Endurance Test

  6. Core Endurance Assessment-1-Post intervention [Assessment will be conducted immediately after the intervention.]

    Prone Plank Endurance Test

  7. Core Endurance Assessment-2-Baseline [Assessment will be conducted before intervention.]

    Squat Endurance Test

  8. Core Endurance Assessment-2-Post intervention [Assessment will be conducted immediately after the intervention.]

    Squat Endurance Test

  9. Core Endurance Assessment-3-Baseline [Assessment will be conducted before intervention.]

    Dynamic Abdominal Endurance Test

  10. Core Endurance Assessment-3-Post intervention [Assessment will be conducted immediately after the intervention.]

    Dynamic Abdominal Endurance Test

Eligibility Criteria

Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 27 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study:
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Yes
Inclusion Criteria:
  • Being between the ages of 18-27

  • Not having any health problems diagnosed in terms of starting the exercise program

  • Individuals who do not exercise regularly

Exclusion Criteria:
  • Having any identified health problem that would prevent the exercise

  • Individuals who exercise regularly

Contacts and Locations

Locations

No locations specified.

Sponsors and Collaborators

  • Gazi University
  • Pamukkale University

Investigators

  • Study Chair: Fettah SAYGILI, PT, M.Sc., Research Assistant

Study Documents (Full-Text)

None provided.

More Information

Additional Information:

Publications

None provided.
Responsible Party:
Fettah Saygılı, Principal Investigator, Gazi University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT05113719
Other Study ID Numbers:
  • 1-Brige Exercise
First Posted:
Nov 9, 2021
Last Update Posted:
Nov 19, 2021
Last Verified:
Nov 1, 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
No
Plan to Share IPD:
No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:
No
Keywords provided by Fettah Saygılı, Principal Investigator, Gazi University

Study Results

No Results Posted as of Nov 19, 2021