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.
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Bliss, L.S., Teeple, P. Core stability: The centerpiece of any training program. Curr Sports Med Rep 4, 179–183 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11932-005-0064-y
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