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The role of instability rehabilitative resistance training for the core musculature

journal contribution
posted on 2011-06-01, 00:00 authored by D G Behm, Eric DrinkwaterEric Drinkwater, J M Willardson, P M Cowley
Neuromuscular training of the spinal stabilizing musculature is relevant for lower back pain prevention and treatment. instability resistance exercises promote cocontractions, increasing joint stability. of greatest importance to joint stability is not necessarily strength or endurance but motor control. dynamic provocative calisthenic exercises may improve core stabilizing functions. higher core muscle activation is possible with stable ground-based exercises. performing resistance exercises on unstable surfaces may have benefits in joint injury prevention and improving balance; however, strength gains could be compromised. higher levels of dynamic stabilization may be recommended with rehabilitation but should only be one component of a periodized plan.

History

Journal

Strength and conditioning journal

Volume

33

Issue

3

Pagination

72 - 81

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Location

Philadelphia, Pa.

ISSN

1524-1602

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2011, National Strength and Conditioning Association