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Incorporate Dynamic and Static Core Exercises

May 1, 2017

Article

Static and dynamic conditioning of the core musculature is important in activities of daily living and in sport. This book excerpt includes sample static exercises to strengthen the core muscles responsible for stabilization against, or movement through, the four basic movement patterns.

Coaches Exercise Science core training core exercises

Implementing Core Training Concepts into Strength Training for Sport

August 1, 2020

Article

This article provides an understanding of the role the core plays during execution of athletic movements, as well as provides evidence-based concepts that help to strengthen the core and maximize movement performance.

Coaches Program design Oblique Rectus Abdominis Pelvic Floor Core Stabilizers The Kinetic Chain

Functional Core Assessment

October 11, 2019

Article

This excerpt from Developing the Core discusses two testing methods that may predict a strong or weak core based on how well the participant completes the task.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Testing and Evaluation Core SEBT Single-Leg Squat Test

Core Training Continuum

October 31, 2014

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Progression in core training exercises is based on competence, Loren Landow says as he introduces this hands-on lecture. Loren walks participants through core training progressions as he stresses the need to keep training within the athlete's ability and skill level, thus ensuring proper form.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Core Training Core Training Progressions Loren Landow

Tennis

May 7, 2021

Article

This short excerpt from Developing the Core details the importance of training the core musculature in tennis athletes.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Core Tennis Kinetic Chain Rotational Movements Flexibility

Core Exercises Unique to Swimming

May 1, 2017

Article

Exercises performed in the water that improve swimming skills and simultaneously work the core can be beneficial for swimmers. One particularly useful core exercise that is specifically designed for swimmers is a kickboard progression, such as the one described in this article.

Coaches Exercise Technique swimming swim training core training core exercises strength and conditioning

Examining the Connection between Training the Core and Performance

November 26, 2021

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This article examines how training the core and performance are connected. This article seeks to help propose how to best use the literature to maximize understanding and use of the current concepts.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Core Strength Core Stability Star Excursion Balance Test

Bridge: Core Training, with Joe Drake

May 1, 2015

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Joe Drake, owner of Gravity and Oxygen Fitness, discusses his philosophy on training the core and provides some examples.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Technique Program design core core training strength and conditioning

Bridge: Core Training Progressions, with Loren Landow

May 1, 2015

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Loren Landow shows some progressions for core training movements that he uses with his athletes.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design core training exercise progressions strength training strength and conditioning

Anatomical Core – Neural Integration

June 1, 2017

Article

Isolated muscle training methods do not necessarily transfer to better sports performance, because technique as well as strength contributes to successful performance. Resistance training for dynamic sports must involve ground-based movements that incorporate the coordinated stabilizing and dynamic functions of multiple muscles.

Coaches Exercise Science core training kinetic select nervous system strength and conditioning

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