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Table 2 Exercise details: for each exercise, level (1–3), surface (stable/unstable) and description including perturbation are provided

From: Dose-response relationship of core-specific sensorimotor interventions in healthy, well-trained participants: study protocol for a (MiSpEx) randomized controlled trial

  Exercise 1: bird dog Exercise 2: deadlift/rowing Exercise 3: single-leg standing balance Exercise 4: side planks
Exercise Level Task Perturbation Task Perturbation Task Perturbation Task Perturbation
 Level 1 (1st week) Hand and knee stance diagonal arm and leg: from body center upwards (horizontal) on unstable surface Terra Band Instability Rowing in ball stance on stable surface Terra Band Unipedal stance plus hip abduction on stable surface Terra Band Knee on ground; hip up/down Instability
 Level 2 (2nd week) Hand and feet stance: bending, stretching a leg on stable surface Terra Band Rowing in ball stance on unstable surface Terra Band Instability Unipedal stance plus hip abduction and leg extension on stable surface Terra Band Knee on ground; hip up/down on unstable surface Ball task (roll ball to the wall and catch it back)
 Level 3 (3rd week) Hand and feet stance: bending, stretching a leg on unstable surface Terra Band Instability One-handed rowing on stable surface Terra Band Unipedal stance plus hip abduction and leg extension on unstable surface Terra Band Instability Legs stretched, hip fixed upwards on stable surface Ball task (roll from hand to feet and vice versa)