The significant benefits of core training follow through to whatever you are involved in, because the area around your trunk and pelvis is where your centre of gravity is located. A strong core gives you:
-Improved, more powerful performance
-Injury prevention and rehabilitation
-Increased protection and "bracing" for your back
-A more stable centre of gravity
-A more stable platform for sports movements
When you have good core stability, the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen work in harmony. They provide support to your spine and help transmit increased power and performance for just about any activity. A weak core makes you susceptible to lower back pain, poor posture and a whole host of muscle injuries. Strong core muscles provide the brace of support needed to help prevent such pain and injury - and this discovery is why core training has become so popular among elite athletes.
Arif Din @ Bsc Fitness & Exercises Physiologhy 2013