Low vs. High Threshold Core Work⁣

core stability muscle activation strength Jun 08, 2022

Your program probably needs both

Here’s why:⁣

Low Threshold work is great for:⁣

· Improving motor control⁣
· Learning breathing and bracing strategies⁣

· Improved strength/ endurance⁣


High Threshold work is great for:⁣

· ⁣ Strength-speed: Ability to express strength at a higher speed⁣

· ⁣ Improving rate of force development⁣

· ⁣ Training global movement patterns⁣




Rehab folks... I thought of this post while my class presented therex ideas for a case study:

  • A 17 year old 12 weeks post spondylolisthesis.⁣
Suggestions included:
  • TrA activation, “Agility work”, etc.
These are ok, but maybe we let that TrA work go after week 6 or 8…. ⁣
What this guy really needs is to be able to recruit his anterior core in high threshold situations to avoid another over extension injury. ⁣

Also, let’s focus on cleaning up his global rotation patterns, improving trunk stiffness, and improving his ability to produce force quickly (not move his feet quickly...)



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