transverse_abdominisDon’t laugh … I seriously didn’t know that this muscle existed until last week. I figure I can’t be the only one out there, so I thought I would share what I have learned about it.

This is a deep abdominal muscle located beneath your other larger ab muscles and wraps around your spine. It provides you with protection and stability. It impacts the basic appearance of your midsection making it flat and serving as a natural girdle.

Sexy, flat abs… do I have your attention yet?

I have recently discovered what an important role this muscle also plays in stabilizing things such as overhead squats, front squats and even your midsection during a push-up.

Below are several assistance exercises that you can use to improve your T-abs. Notice that they are very subtle. Best advice is to go slow. Don’t try to jump to the advanced exercises (no matter how strong you are) till you have mastered the basic exercises. These are powerful and it is more about doing them right. Please note the very subtle movement she is making in the videos.


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Workout of the Day
“JT”
21-15-9 reps for time of:
Handstand push-ups
Ring dips
Push-ups

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