HOW TO IMPROVE CORE STRENGTH & STABILITY
The main role of the core is to PROTECT the spine and transfer and transfer force efficiently from your lower to the upper body. In order to generate a maximum amount of power with the lower and the upper body, your torso needs to be stable.
If you want to improve core strength and stability your training should include the following movements:
ANTI-EXTENSION – any exercise where your resisting extension of the spine.
ANTI-ROTATION – any exercise where you’re resisting the rotation of the spine.
ANTI-LATERAL FLEXION – any exercise that resists your spine from bending sideways.
Note: Some of the exercises above are more advanced and are a combination of all three core function.