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Developing the Core

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The world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), brings you the authoritative resource on strengthening the core to maximize sport performance. With contributions by 17 of the top names in sport training, conditioning, and science, Developing the Core features over 50 of the most effective exercises, science-based assessment tools, sport-specific programs, and expert advice for developing a personalized core program.

  • © 2014
  • Paper Book
  • 224 pages
  • Product Code: 9780736095495
$20 USD - $21.95 USD

EDUCATION BOOKS

Core Development through the Use of Sled Training

April 2, 2016

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Using the sled closely mimics real-time sports performance movements and activities because of the horizontal resistance opposing the vertical movements typically seen in a weight room setting. This article highlights a variety of sled training exercises designed to target the core musculature.

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Reverse Pendulum Exercise (Including Medicine Ball Twister Variation)

January 28, 2019

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This Kinetic Select excerpt from Developing the Core describes how to perform the medicine ball twist variation as a rotational core movement.

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Tests of Core Muscle Power

May 1, 2017

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This article describes two different methods for testing core muscle power. Both of the described methods utilize medicine ball throws.

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18 Basic Core Training Exercises

May 1, 2017

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Almost all functional movements of the trunk are combinations or variations of four basic movement patterns: trunk flexion, trunk extension, trunk rotation, and trunk lateral flexion. This article lists exercises to address each of these movement patterns.

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Multi-Joint Training versus Isolated Training for Core Development

June 1, 2017

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Ground-based free weight lifts, especially the explosive Olympic-style lifts, are highly recommended for athletic conditioning for the core muscles. They can provide a moderately unstable stimulus to augment activation of the core and limb muscles, while still providing maximal or near maximal strength, velocity, and power output.

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Include Closed-Chain and Open-Chained Core Exercises

December 26, 2020

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This excerpt from Developing the Core briefly defines closed- and open-chain exercises and their respective roles in training.

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Anatomical Core – Neural Integration

June 1, 2017

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Isolated muscle training methods do not necessarily transfer to better sports performance, because technique as well as strength contributes to successful performance. Resistance training for dynamic sports must involve ground-based movements that incorporate the coordinated stabilizing and dynamic functions of multiple muscles.

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Abdominal and Lumbo-Pelvic Stability Exercises for First Responders

March 4, 2020

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This article will discuss why it is important for first responders to have abdominal and lumbo-pelvic strength in relation to movements and tasks in their specific jobs. A list of possible exercises and implementation are also included.

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Core Exercises for Ice Hockey

May 1, 2017

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Focusing on developing the core muscles in a strength and conditioning program for ice hockey players can improve performance of movements on the ice.

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