Core muscles are the muscles of pelvis, trunk and abdomen.
Major muscles included are the pelvic floor muscles, transversus abdominis, multifidus, internal and external obliques, rectus abdominis, erector spinae and the diaphragm. Minor core muscles include the latissimus dorsi, gluteus maximus, and trapezius..
The core is used to stabilize the thorax and the pelvis during dynamic movement and provides internal pressure to expel substances like vomitus, feces, etc.
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