The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the body mass index (BMI) on the foot posture index (FPI) and core stability (CS) in a healthy adult population.
Foot biomechanics and CS for thirty-nine nonathletic, male participants were assessed using the FPI and a plank test.
The BMI was used as a measure for evaluating excess body fat and was calculated as the bodyweight of the individual, divided by the square of the height.
The CS was measured by anterior core muscular-endurance testing, which consisted of a single time-to-failure trial in a timed prone bridge position.
The trial was timed using a digital hand-held stopwatch.
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