Instability Training—Help or Hype?

by Ronald L. Snarr, CSCS, Jason C. Casey, PhD, CSCS, Ashleigh Von Hallmark, CSCS, and Ryan Eckert, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Personal Training Quarterly January 2014
Vol 2, Issue 1

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This article briefly examines the most popular instability training devices and provides examples of how instability training can be incorporated into traditional resistance training programs.

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This article originally appeared in Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ)—a quarterly publication for NSCA Members designed specifically for the personal trainer. Discover easy-to-read, research-based articles that take your training knowledge further with Nutrition, Programming, and Personal Business Development columns in each quarterly, electronic issue. Read more articles from PTQ »

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