This study compared sit to stand (STS) performance between older adults in a nine-week training program focusing on core stability exercises to enhance balance and postural control (EB) versus standard balance (SB) exercises. Repetitions in 30 s (STSreps) and kinematic performance (vertical and horizontal momentum, and margin of stability) were measured pre and postintervention in 23 older adults with at least one fall risk factor. Although both groups combined improved STSreps (P = .001) and vertical momentum (.008), a significant between-group difference was observed for completers only (MANCOVA of posttest group differences, with pretest scores as covariates; P = .04). EB demonstrated a greater but nonsignificant improvement in vertical momentum (P = .095). In conclusion, core stability training added to SB did not result in STS reps improvement. Compliance may modify these results and future larger sample studies should evaluate the impact of core stability training on STS biomechanics.
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As the discipline of kinesiology ponders what should compose a kinesiology curriculum, it is worth considering the broad context. What is our responsibility to imbue students with values, viewpoint, and a vocabulary that facilitates their success in a context greater than our discipline? How do we decide what those things are (e.g., professional integrity, analytical thinking, cultural understanding, social responsibility, problem solving, leadership and engaged citizenship, effective communication, working collaboratively, preparation for lifelong learning)? How do we create a curriculum that provides sufficient understanding of disciplinary knowledge and critically important foundational skills? The purpose of this paper is to provide a jumping-off point for deeper discussion of what our students need most and how we can deliver it.
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/cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength/endurance, physiological outcomes, physical functioning, and balance/core stability. The psychosocial health outcomes examined in this review were similar to those used in a review focused on the psychosocial benefits of sport for typically developing youth. 3 These outcomes
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& Kravitz, 2006 ). The Pilates exercise challenges these systems while focusing on the principles of breathing, control, centering, precision, concentration, and flow ( Anderson & Spector, 2000 ). We suspect that as a result of the Pilates intervention, participants improved their core stability and became
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. , & Butcher , S. ( 2015 ). The effect of adding core stability training to a standard balance exercise program on sit to stand performance in older adults: a pilot study . Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 23 , 95 – 102 . PubMed doi:10.1123/JAPA.2013-0115 10.1123/JAPA.2013-0115 Begg , R. , Best
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); exercises for balance (15 min); core stability (10 min); muscle relaxing (5 min); respiratory exercises (5 min) Abbreviations: 1-RM = one-repetition maximum; HRR = heart rate reserve. Note. For all three interventions, the total duration of each session was ≈30 min (excluding warm up and cool down). The
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, S. S. , & Jenkins , D. ( 2015 ). Redesigning America’s community colleges: A clearer path to student success ( 1st ed. ). Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . 10.4159/9780674425934 Braun , B. , Williams , N.I. , Garber , C.E. , & Hickey , M. ( 2018 ). “Core stability”: Should
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