It’s hard to believe the fourth video in the Core Connections video series is already here. I'm surprised because I’ve been so eager to share these connections with you for so long and the series is finally complete! That and the fact that it’s also mid-October already; how did that happen!?
The focus of today's video is your deep abdominal support belt, also known as your transverse abdominis, or TA.
Activating and strengthening your TA can help you:
- Avoid back pain
- Stabilize the spine so you can lift more weight safely (children, groceries, barbells, etc.)
- Avoid hurting yourself during slips, or stumbles
- Have the appearance of a flatter stomach
Your TA is your innermost abdominal muscle. It connects to your spine and wraps around to the front of your body. It also attaches to your lower 6 ribs and to the top of your entire pelvis.
Your TA stabilizes your spine and pelvis, and lifts and supports your internal organs. When it engages, it lightly flattens and spreads across the low belly.
Your TA is another connection that responds well to imagery. In this video, I use the image of a smile. But there are many more images that work well to help you connect with your TA.
If this video resonates with you, or if there is another image for finding your TA that you like, I’d love to hear from you. Just leave a comment below the video.
I hope you've enjoyed the Core Connections video series; I had a blast making it and look forward to doing more videos like this!
See you in the studio,