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Table 2 Responses to the question of what (A) anatomic region makes up the core and (B) which term best describes this anatomical region

From: Contemporary perspectives of core stability training for dynamic athletic performance: a survey of athletes, coaches, sports science and sports medicine practitioners

  Total
A.
 The spine and the associated muscles and nerves 5 (2)
 The lumbar spine, pelvic and hip joints and associated muscles and nerves 43 (18)
 The region between and including the pelvic and shoulder girdles and associated muscles and nerves 120 (50)
 The region between and diaphragm and pelvic floor and associated muscles and nerves 65 (27)
 Other 8 (3)
B.
 Torso 43 (18)
 Trunk 108 (45)
 Core 85 (35)
 Upper limb 0 (0)
 Other 5 (2)
  1. Data presented as number and percentage (n (%)) of all respondents. Italics represent the highest response