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September 2008

September 2008


The Strength Report: Core Training

by: Ron McKeefery
Asst. Athletic Director, Strength & Conditioning, University of South Florida
© September 2008

If I told you I could guarantee that you would improve your strength, power, and speed would you do what I asked? When athletes are unable to perform football skills, one of the most common breakdowns is posture. Posture is primarily controlled by your core. It doesn’t take long walking onto a practice field to hear a position coach barking posture coaching cues. Everything from the stance to the transfer of power for a kicker is controlled by the core. A strong core is essential for optimal performance enhancement. Injury prevention is the other reason to train the core. The human body gets put into several awkward positions when it is tackled in a pile. By conditioning the athlete with exercises training the entire core musculature you help to prevent injuries that may occur.

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