The transversus abdominis muscle is the deepest of the core muscles running horizontally across the abdomen. It plays a key role in formation of the cylinder of stability with the pelvic floor, diaphragm and multifidus. The following videos will detail how to activate this muscle and graded strengthening progressions to challenge.
Transversus abdominis activation
- Performed lying on your back with the knees gently bent and feet firmly planted
- Using your index and middle finger find the bony points of the pelvis and drop into the valley inside on the abdomen
- To feel for that muscle activation, cough to feel the muscle spring back
- Breathe towards the pelvis and abdomen and feel the muscle rise and fall as you exhale and let the body melt towards the floor