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Revista Andaluza de Medicina del Deporte

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VERA-GARCIA, F.J. et al. Core stability: Evaluation and training criteria. Rev Andal Med Deporte [online]. 2015, vol.8, n.3, pp.130-137. ISSN 2172-5063.

The aim of this study was to review both the characteristics of the tests used to assess core stability and the most important features of trunk stabilization exercise programs. The results of this review suggest that biomechanical methods such as sudden and controlled trunk loading and unloading, unstable sitting paradigm and mathematical modeling, have allowed us to analyze the effect of several factors on spine stability. In addition, field tests commonly used to assess core stability (muscle condition tests, single leg stance balance tests, postural control of lumbar spine and pelvis tests, etc.) have important limitations, mainly due to the absence of studies on the validity of these measurements. Finally, there is a lot of information regarding the effectiveness and safety of the stabilization exercises, but we lack enough information on other training load characteristics.

Keywords : Trunk; Joint stability; Test; Exercises.

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