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ACE Report #89
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Influence of traditional sit-up training vs. core stabilization exercises on MSK injuries

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effects of traditional sit-up training versus core stabilization exercises on short-term musculoskeletal injuries in US Army soldiers: A cluster randomized trial

Phys Ther. 2010 Oct;90(10):1404-12.

Contributing Authors: JD Childs DS Teyhen PR Casey KA McCoy-Singh AW Feldtmann AC Wright JL Dugan SS Wu SZ George

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4313 soldiers were cluster randomized to complete either a core stabilization exercise program (CSEP) or a traditional exercise program with bent-knee sit-ups to determine the occurrence of musculoskeletal injury with consequent work restriction. The results demonstrated no difference in the back injury or overall injury rates between the two exercise regimens.

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