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Current Sports Medicine Reports

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 179–183 | Cite as

Core stability: The centerpiece of any training program

  • Lisa S. Bliss
  • Peter Teeple
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Abstract

Core strengthening and stability exercises have become key components of training programs for athletes of all levels. The core muscles act as a bridge between upper and lower limbs, and force is transferred from the core, often called the powerhouse, to the limbs. Stability initially requires maintenance of a neutral spine but must progress beyond the neutral zone in a controlled manner. Some studies have demonstrated a relationship between core stability and increased incidence of injury. A training program should start with exercises that isolate specific core muscles but must progress to include complex movements and incorporate other training principles.

Keywords

Rectus Abdominus Tennis Player Core Stability Transverse Abdominus External Oblique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisa S. Bliss
    • 1
  • Peter Teeple
  1. 1.Northwest Sports & SpineSpokaneUSA

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