The spinal stabilizing system consists of 3 components:
1️⃣Neuromuscular control (Neural elements)
2️⃣Passive Subsystem (osseous/ligamentous elements)
3️⃣Active subsystem (muscular elements)
Muscle strength isn’t the only factor when it comes to spinal stability. It is imperative to have proper sensory input to alert the central nervous system about interaction between the body and environment and to allow for refinement of movement
✔The exercises demonstrated would be considered advanced core strengthening
✔They are only to be performed after appropriate core control is achieved (as shown in episodes 413 and 458). Many of these exercises contain reflexive control and postural regulation
� Evidence suggests that people with chronic low back pain and sacroiliac pain lack proper recruitment of core muscles and exhibit core weakness. There is also evidence of increased fatigability, decreased cross sectional area, and fatty infiltration of paraspinal muscles in people with chronic low back pain
� Core strengthening has a strong theoretical basis in the prevention of low back pain, but future studies are needed to elucidate precise core strengthening programs and their effects on treatment and prevention of low back pain in comparison to other exercise training programs
Muscular balance, core stability, and injury prevention for middle- and long-distance runners. By: Fredericson et al. 2005.
Core Stability Exercise Principles By: Venu Akuthota et al. 2008.