How To Train Your Transverse Abdominis | Lakeview Health

How To Train Your Transverse Abdominis

Back to All Blogs


Published: January 9, 2017

Most gym goers have one goal in mind: a tight set of abs. However, what many do not understand is the picturesque physique of six pack abs does not equate to strong core muscles that will prevent injury and maximize performance. This edition of Muscle Mondays focuses on the deep-set Transverse Abdominis. Starting along the lower six ribs, the transverse abdominis attaches to the pubis and the strong fibrous structure known as the linea alba. From protecting your back during a barbell squat to maintaining a neutral spine while laying on your back for a heavy bench press, the transverse abdominis is the key. It is your built-in girdle. To strengthen this muscle, you don’t truly need to do much in way of moving as each isometric abdominal exercise activates your transverse abdominis. Check out the video below to learn more about the four moves to strengthen this abdominal muscle.

And don’t forget to stay connected with us at the Wellness Center Facebook page!

Related posts



Empowering Profound Recovery

While we aim to provide accurate and up to date information on substance use and treatment for Substance Use Disorder, the information found on this site is for general knowledge purposes only. This information is not intended to serve as medical advice or guidance in any way. Always follow the treatment plan and guidance outlined by your trusted medical provider.

We are now offering an optional Covid-19 vaccine to all patients upon admission to keep our community safe.

Learn More Here