When our core is strong, we can perform movements properly, stabilize when forces act on us AND use the right muscles efficiently.
This is why INTEGRATION through compound and hybrid moves is so key!
Take for instance a Push Up. This basic bodyweight move is deceptively hard.
Because the muscles of your upper body and core have to work together to lower you down toward the ground in one straight line AND press back up.
Proper and quick communication between the muscles of your core is key to perform a perfect push up!
But it's something you have to work on!
And that is why compound and hybrid moves are key after activation. You can take those muscles that are engaged and working and teach them to work together.
By working more muscles at once using these moves too, you can burn more calories and build more strength in less time. This makes it easier to get the strong, defined core you want!
Plus, these compound moves help you build functional strength.
If you want to truly prevent injury, you need to have a strong core as you move in every direction and twist and turn. That means you need to use compound and hybrid moves that strengthen you in every direction.