We hear about core stability, core function, trunk stability – a lot of times patients will say, “My trainer is focusing on my core.” And a lot of times there’s that deer in the headlights and they ask, “what’s my core?”
The core is made up of your mid-section, predominantly your abdominal region but pretty much the area from your glutes to your ribcage. The primary purpose of a stable or solid core is to protect your spine while moving. So a good, solid core provides bracing. Just think of the old timey corset that women used to wear that just protects the spine. So the more stable and strong and more of a stable foundation you have there, you are going to prevent injuries.