This picture shows some of the core muscles. These muscles are layered
over the deeper muscles of the inner core. There are also core muscle groups in
the front and back of your body, including your trunk and buttocks.
The core muscles work together. When they contract at the same time,
they help stabilize your spine and hips to create a strong foundation for
movement of your body and to protect you from injury.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
David A. Fleckenstein, MPT - Physical Therapy
March 4, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 04, 2011
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