How to Engage your Transverse Abdominis

While diastasis recti is a diagnosis, it is also a symptom of something larger.


When you have a weak internal corset muscle (known as your transverse abdominis) and are unaware of posture that consistently create forward forceful pressure on the linea alba, it can create a diastasis. 

When the muscles of the abdominal wall are not firmly connected and strong, the body suffers.


Most people do not realize that many of the common ailments and physical conditions we all struggle with could be related to a separated abdominal wall and a weakened corset muscle.

Some of these issues are:

  • Lower back pain

  • Bulging tummy

  • pelvic floor issues


The first step is learning to engage your Transverse abdominis (your internal corset). By doing this you can start doing other corrective exercises correctly by ensuring you are engaging your TVAs.

Watch this video to help you learn how to do this.

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