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Table 3 Answer to a series of questions about the application of core stability

From: Contemporary perspectives of core stability training for dynamic athletic performance: a survey of athletes, coaches, sports science and sports medicine practitioners

   Total
Do you think it is necessary to include specific exercises to train core stability in a healthy, uninjured athlete’s exercise programme? Yes 206 (85)
No 30 (12)
Do not know 5 (1)
Do you think it is possible to isolate and train the core stabilization system? Yes 120 (50)
No 82 (34)
Do not know 39 (16)
Do you think it is effective to isolate and train the core stabilization system? Yes 89 (37)
No 108 (45)
Do not know 44 (18)
Do you think that the core stability is automatically developed during normal, progressive exercise training? Yes 157 (65)
No 67 (28)
Do not know 17 (7)
  1. Data presented as number and percentage (n (%)) of all respondents. Italics represent the highest response for each question
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