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Debating transversus abdominis, the “exercise pill” and whether flying limits athletes’ performance on arrival
  1. Karim M Khan
  1. Professor K M Khan, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility and Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; karim.khan{at}

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