This muscle helps to stabilize your core and protect your back.
- Start by lying on your back with your knees bent.
- Place your hands on your stomach so your thumbs are on your ribs and your pinky finger is on the front of your hip bone.
- Start by exhaling to lower the rib cage towards your hips and drawing in your belly button to activate the transverse abdominis. Once the muscle is activated hold the contraction but not your breath.
- Hold muscle contraction for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times.