Developing Core Stability

Core stability is characterized by the ability to retain or reclaim control of the trunk(osteoarticular and muscular structures), when disturbed by internal and external forces. Without the supportive muscles of the trunk, it is estimated that it would take approximately 9kg/(20lbs) of external load for internal structures of the human body to buckle. This fact alone illustrates how important it is to achieve and maintain strength and stability of what links the upper and lower extremities together. In athletics, stability of the core promotes better bracing to protect the spine under heavy loads, and guarding internal structures and vital organs in contact sports

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