There are six main muscles of your core that are important to attain the best stability. Those include the transverse abdominis, internal and external obliques, rectus abdominis, diaphragm and the pelvic floor muscles. Achieving proper activation of these muscles along with knowing the sequence of events needed to turn on these muscles can make significant gains with overall performance. A strong core promotes better alignment, improves stability, increases balance, allows for greater range of movement, decreases the chances of having low back pain, sciatica and decreases risk of injury or other orthopedic issues.
The core is the center of the body and because of this, it can act to control movement in the rest of the body.