Prior to completing any explosive or forceful movement with the upper or lower extremities, the human body must stabilize its core in order to maximize force and protect itself from injury. The core can best be described as the torso muscles that act to stabilize the spinal column. Here are some important reasons the core must stabilize first:
1)Stabilizing the spinal column to protect from injury
2)Creating a stable center from which the upper body, lower body or both can generate optimum force
3)Creating a stable center from which the upper body, lower body or both can act with optimum precision
4)Balancing the center of the body in preparation for actions in the immediate future.