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Published online 2011 Nov 29. doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-9-128

Table 1

Description of core stabilization (CSEP) traditional (TEP) and exercise programs

PrincipleLower load, less repetitionsHigher load, more repetitions
Trunk movementsNone to minimalFull
DosageFive minutes/dayFive minutes/day
#1Abdominal drawing-in maneuver crunchTraditional sit-up
#2Left and right horizontal side supportSit-up with left trunk rotation
#3Hip flexor squatSit-up with right trunk rotation
#4Supine shoulder bridgeAbdominal crunch
#5Quadruped alternate arm and legTraditional sit-up
CSEP, core stabilization exercise program; TEP, traditional exercise program