Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(12), pp. 2743 - 2746
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061207
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The Presence of Musculus Psoas Minor in Weightlifting Athletes of the Olympic Preparation Center


Kenan Erdağı 1,*, Necdet Poyraz 2, Hüseyin Aslan 3, Bülent Işık 4, Sadullah Bahar 5
1 Department of Physical Education and Sports, Faculty of Education, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey
2 Department of Radiology, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey
3 Faculty of Sport Sciences, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
4 Provincial Health Directorate, Konya, Turkey
5 Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The study aims to analyze the presence of musculus psoas minor through axial magnetic resonance imaging obtained from national weightlifting athletes. The study included 12 men and 12 women national weightlifting athletes having trained regularly and participated in national and international tournaments. Axial imaging from the 12th thoracic vertebrae to the trochanter minor of femur was taken by using 1.5 Tesla magnetic imaging device. In our study including 24 athlete participants in total, we found out that the muscle is generally present on double sides of 29.16%, on the right side only of 8.33% and on the left side only of 8.33% of the participants. The muscle was not present on 54.16% of the participants. As a result, we conclude that the absence of musculus psoas minor in weightlifting athletes may be considered as a disadvantage factor for athletic skills.

KEYWORDS
Musculus Psoas Minor, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Olympic Weightlifting

Cite this paper
Kenan Erdağı , Necdet Poyraz , Hüseyin Aslan , Bülent Işık , Sadullah Bahar . "The Presence of Musculus Psoas Minor in Weightlifting Athletes of the Olympic Preparation Center." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.12 (2018) 2743 - 2746. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061207.