Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The drive from the central part
Let's be clear from the outset: the drive of the central part of the trunk (middle section) and the drive to get perfect abs are two different things. Have a flattering appearance in street clothes are fine, but to avoid problems of back pain, among others, is also a good thing.
The training of the middle section provides functional benefits. We rarely face on a daily basis, a situation requiring a hundred crunches. But when we look to raise a child at the table, we use our midsection that needs to be strong so that we can properly raise the child without harm us.
The strength of the middle section needs only few components, but one of them is the transversus abdominis (TA). This muscle is too often overlooked. When someone shows us her gorgeous abs, we notice his rectus (LR). What goes unnoticed is the TA muscle. This is because the APR is based on the GD and it acts like a belt around the midsection. And, basically, the more the belt is tight, plus middle section is strong. We often see weight lifters use thick leather belts to further support their midsection. We want to develop our own belt.
Here's how to start
* Lie flat on your back, knees and feet on the ground. Start with the lower back arched off the ground.
* Place two fingers at 2 inches below your navel. The TA is about that height.
* Exhale by pulling your lower abs and down toward your spine. Meanwhile, the lower your back should flatten the ground.
* Hold this position for 10-20 seconds and repeat 4-5 times.
* Be sure to execute this exercise properly, and you find that your lower stomach flatten before your upper abdominals.
* Breathe for the duration of the contraction and relax the rest of your body.