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Abdominal strength and motor control (i.e. knowing how and when to use the muscles) can be useful to train in athletes who need to better transfer force between the legs/arms and trunk as well as provide a stable base for the legs and arms to move upon.
Additionally, in some individuals with low back pain who are sensitive to extensión (arching backwards) and rotation movements of the lumbar spine (low back), it can be helpful to learn how to control moving the hips into extensión (straightening) without allowing compesatory movement in the low back.
This isn’t tos ay that these exercises are always necessary for anybody with low back pain, but that if an exam shows that an individual can benifit from learning to better control movement through the legs while stabilizing the pelvis/spine, it can be a good option.
And even if you don’t have low back pain, this is still a valuable progression to use to improve abdominal strength and control.
Here’s a practical progression tha increases the demand on the abdominals with each level to resist low back extensión (*and rotation in the alternating leg variations)