Work The Core For Great Posture, Functionality and Achieve A Toned Stomach

Why working the Core is great for posture, functionality and achieving a toned stomach!  I associate the core with many different muscles in the body, however a key 'core' muscle that is possibly overlooked whilst exercising and performing daily movements in everyday life is the TVA. This is the Transverse Abdominus. This muscle can be found as the first layer of muscle underneath the Rectus Abdominus (six pack muscles).

Did you know you can activate this muscle by drawing your belly button in,( but try not to hold your breath) . Your TVA will naturally contract during lifting and acts as your body's natural weight lifting belt. The TVA whilst engaged can help support your spine and seriously reduce the impact it has on your lower vertebrae.

Exercises that help with engaging your TVA are Swissball exercises and Compound movements. While you are sitting at your desk today, try activating it by drawing your belly button in.

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Job Role Nutritional and Fitness Advisor Qualifications Premier International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy Scott has always been active growing up being involved in different sport teams and individual sports such as boxing and Jiu Jitsu. It wasn't until Scott dislocated his left knee during a Jiu Jitsu Competition when he developed a new passion which was going to the gym. Scott studied an International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy which he has used for over 8 years in the Fitness Industry. Scott has been successful in his field in the UK and in other countries of the world. He has helped many people achieve their goals in Fat Loss, Weight gain, Hypertrophy and other areas of Health and Fitness. Scott is very passionate and is a big motivator who is going to provide you with expert advice and looks forward to helping you with your goals. There is more to see of Scott as he will be competing in Fitness Modelling competitions this year and next so keep a look out for him.
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