A Framework for Progressing and Regressing Core Training Within Athletic and General Populations

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Abstract

CORE TRAINING IS AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF PHYSICAL PREPARATION PROGRAMS FOR ATHLETIC POPULATIONS AND A FUNDAMENTAL PART OF EXERCISE REGIMES DESIGNED TO REDUCE THE SYMPTOMS OF LOWER BACK PAIN WITHIN THE GENERAL POPULATION. ALTHOUGH THERE HAS BEEN A HIGH DEGREE OF RESEARCH SURROUNDING THE CORE AND ITS INVOLVEMENT IN EFFECTIVE MOVEMENT AND INJURY REDUCTION, SCOPE EXISTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL THAT HELPS PRACTITIONERS DESIGN APPROPRIATE PROGRAMS WITH SUFFICIENT VARIATION TO MAINTAIN ADHERENCE AND ENJOYMENT. THIS ARTICLE OUTLINES A SIMPLE MODEL FOR PRACTITIONERS TO FOLLOW WHEN DESIGNING AND MODIFYING TRAINING PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO TARGET THE MUSCULATURE OF THE CORE.

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