How To Train Your Transverse Abdominis
By Shane Piccolo, Trainer at Lakeview Health Wellness Center
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.
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