"Core" muscle activation with a stable versus unstable base

Electromyographic response of global abdominal stabilizers in response to stable versus unstable base

Traditional approaches to core stability training utilize stable bases of support; however, little is known regarding the efficacy of unstable supports for core muscle activation. The authors of the current study sought to determine the surface electromyographic (sEMG) difference of torso musculature when comparing athletes under conditions of isometric bracing on a stable versus unstable surface. In general, it was shown that suspension based abdominal bracing noticeably improved anterior core muscles when compared to stable bracing however showed little different in lateral and posterior core musculature.


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