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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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