Learn how to incorporate your deep transverse abs in traditional core exercises. This workout is a great starting point in building core health. Move through 8 key core exercises, both traditional and untraditional, while learning how to activate your deep transverse abs.
Because the transverse abdominis (TA) is known as the corset muscle, it is the one we want to hit up to get those abs. The TA runs horizontally across the front of the abdomen and acts like a corset. The main job of the TA is to stabilize the spine and pelvis before you move your arms or legs. These guys need to work all day, every day. Every time you take a step, climb a stair, reach overhead, cough or laugh so hard you cry, these lovely little muscles are kicking in.
The problem is that we are not taught how to correctly and selectively strengthen the TA. Traditional ab training focuses on the rectus abdominis, the outermost layer. The exercises you see in this video target the transverse abs to create core health and integrity.