"Core strength" and "Core stability", are they really the same? Or is it time there was some clarification of these commonly misquoted concepts? Due to the regularly applied interchangeability of these two notions and the resultant confusion this causes, Bodii sees an overdue need to differentiate between the misleading terminology of "core strength" and "core stability". These two SEPARATE aspects of core effectiveness are popularly bundled into a single characterisation. Bodii recognises increases in core strength as being the result of strength training loads when they are imposed directly on the muscles of the primary core. When strength training loads target the structures, muscles, or biomechanical and physiological inclusions surrounding the primary core, they contribute only to stabilising the core. It is those structures, muscles and inclusions subjected to the load which will derive actual strength benefits.
Excerpt from Advantage Through Adaptation, Program I - Introduction to Bodii.