143core10 - of the lumbar torso (core) Individual fitness...

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10 Core stability Training • Focus on progressive exercise that emphasizes muscle contraction with the spine in neutral position – Spine posture determines interplay between ligament and muscle forces – Extensor muscles activated in neutral position reduce load on spine – Fully flexed spine fails at about 20-40% lower compressive loads than with neutral position • Several exercises are required to train all of the muscles
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Unformatted text preview: of the lumbar torso (core) Individual fitness level, training goals, history of spinal injury should influence prescription Exercises should avoid loading spine throughout range of motion (ROM) post injury Elite athletes may achieve higher performance levels by using full ROM in exercises...
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course KIN 143 taught by Professor Asmundson during the Fall '09 term at Simon Fraser.

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