Neuromuscular and athletic performance following core strength training in elite youth soccer: Role of instability

@article{Prieske2016NeuromuscularAA,
  title={Neuromuscular and athletic performance following core strength training in elite youth soccer: Role of instability},
  author={Olaf Prieske and Thomas Muehlbauer and Ron Borde and Martin Gube and Sven Bruhn and David G. Behm and Urs Granacher},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Medicine \& Science in Sports},
  year={2016},
  volume={26}
}
Cross-sectional studies revealed that inclusion of unstable elements in core-strengthening exercises produced increases in trunk muscle activity and thus potential extra stimuli to induce more pronounced performance enhancements in youth athletes. [] Key Method Thirty-nine male elite soccer players (age: 17 ± 1 years) were assigned to two groups performing a progressive core strength-training program for 9 weeks (2-3 times/week) in addition to regular in-season soccer training.

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