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The impact of instability resistance training on balance and stability.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15651912     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The most predominant literature regarding balance has emphasised the physiological mechanisms controlling stability. Topics range from extrinsic factors (environment) to intrinsic factors (i.e. muscle coordination, vestibular response). Balance is achieved through an interaction of central anticipatory and reflexive actions as well as the active and passive restraints imposed by the muscular system. However, less research has attempted to document the effects of balance on performance measures (i.e. force, power). Furthermore, short- and long-term adaptations to unstable environments need more substantial research. While force and other performance measures can be adversely affected by a lack of balance, the transferability of instability training to activities of daily living and sport is not precisely known. The applicability of instability and resistance training using unstable platforms or implements may have strong relevance in a rehabilitative or athletic setting. Therefore, a comprehensive review of the literature in this area may possibly be of benefit to practitioners who deal with the general population, athletes or persons debilitated by balance and/or stability disabilities.
Kenneth Anderson; David G Behm
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sports medicine (Auckland, N.Z.)     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0112-1642     ISO Abbreviation:  Sports Med     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-17     Completed Date:  2005-05-12     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412297     Medline TA:  Sports Med     Country:  New Zealand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological
Physical Education and Training / methods*
Postural Balance / physiology*

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