Core Stability and Strength Assessment for Performance and Health

Erika Zemková


Given the importance of core stability and strength in athletic performance and in the activities of daily living, its assessment should be considered an integral part of functional diagnostics. This paper presents our approach to assessing the power performance during exercises involving muscles of the core, such as lifting tasks and trunk rotations under a variety of conditions and in various population. Experience showed that core stability and strength tests are able to reveal within and between-group differences in core performance and the effectiveness of training or rehabilitation programs in competitive athletes, as well as in general population of different age and physical fitness. 



lifting task; maximum isometric back muscle strength; power performance; sport-specific training; trunk rotations; within and between-group differences

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