The Effect of Big Toe Strength Development on Some Athletic Performance Parameter in Young Male Footballers


  • Fatih Sarikaya, Mustafa Sahin



Football, Big Toe, Athletic Performance, Training Science, Exercise


Aim: To examine the development of strength exercises for the big toe in young football players and to examine the effect of this development on the athletic performance parameters (vertical jump, contact, dynamic balance) we determined.

Materials and Methods: The study group consisted of 24 individuals, 12 experimental and 12 control groups, who played active football between the ages of 12-14. To the control and experimental group; big toe strength (BTS), vertical jump, tapping, dynamic balance tests were applied as pretest and posttest. BTS exercise was performed on the platform developed to improve the strength of the big toe, 3 days a week for 8 weeks, along with football training, in the experimental group. The control group continued football training for 8 weeks. Since the experimental and control groups of the study showed a normal distribution, it was checked whether the pretest scores of the groups were statistically different, and whether the pretest and post-test values ​​of the experimental and control groups differed in percentage terms with the independent sample t-test. In the analysis of all hypothesis tests, the level of significance was evaluated by taking p<0.05

Results: In the 8-week strength exercise we have done to the participants in the experimental group of our study, we see that the BTS scores have increased at the level of significance compared to the control group. This development shows a positive improvement in all anaerobic athletic performance scores.

Conclusion: In conclusion, our study shows that BTS development is positively related to athletic performance parameters.