aremixed on the effect of core strengthening on athletic performance. According to the journal Sports Medicine, the lack of gold standard measurements of strength, along with the high-load, resisted, dynamic nature of athleticmovement make definitive claims difficult. Some studies do show a correlation between improvements in core strength and stability and athletic performance. Athletes with greater core strength exhibit higher squat and bench press numbers, faster rotational swings, and better 40-yard dash times. Other studies found a weak, inconsistent correlation between core stability and the vertical jump, shuttle run, 20/40-yard sprints, and 1-repmax lift performance.
Research shows that athletes with greater core strength performed better in several exercises, including the bench press.
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