Are you still doing crunches?
I used to do them all the time—hundreds of them! As a former professional dancer I wanted to be strong. I wanted to have that 6-pack ab look, and I thought my lower back would feel better. But the only thing I got was
- Tight Psoas hip flexors
- A bulging tummy
- A lower back pain that just didn’t go away
Discover the Pilates Method
Then I discovered the pilates method. There’s nothing wrong with doing crunches, as long as you’re balancing them with the deeper layer of your abdominals, your transverse abdominals. This is your powerhouse!
Shape Up Your Abs with Pilates
Today we are going to dive in and discover the profound effect of engaging your powerhouse. You’re going to walk away with the tools to develop core strength, flatten your abdominals and gain the ability to protect your lower back.
Your deep transverse abdominal muscles are the foundation for all your exercises. Shaping them up will help you:
- Achieve a stronger core
- Get that flat beautiful midriff
- Protect your back
Get 3 Free Core Transverse Abdominal Exercises
I’ve prepared 3 free transverse abdominal exercises to help you to dive in and discover the profound effect of engaging your powerhouse. Armed with these 3 key transverse abdominal exercises you’re going to walk away with the tools to develop core strength, flatten your abdominals and gain the ability to protect your lower back.