Table 1

Description of core stabilization (CSEP) traditional (TEP) and exercise programs

Exercise

CSEP

TEP


Principle

Lower load, less repetitions

Higher load, more repetitions

Activation

Slower

Faster

Trunk movements

None to minimal

Full

Dosage

Five minutes/day

Five minutes/day

#1

Abdominal drawing-in maneuver crunch

Traditional sit-up

#2

Left and right horizontal side support

Sit-up with left trunk rotation

#3

Hip flexor squat

Sit-up with right trunk rotation

#4

Supine shoulder bridge

Abdominal crunch

#5

Quadruped alternate arm and leg

Traditional sit-up


CSEP, core stabilization exercise program; TEP, traditional exercise program

George et al. BMC Medicine 2011 9:128   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-128

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