Your back pain may be caused by weak abdominal muscles, specifically the transverse abdominis.
The TA (transverse abdominis) is the deepest muscle layer of your core. Its main roles are to stabilize the trunk and maintain internal abdominal pressure.
When your TA is weak, it’s unable to do its job of stabilizing the pelvis and spine.
This creates postural instabilities that can be a cause of pain in the lower back.
The plank is one of the BEST ways to strengthen the core and reduce low back pain.
You could also try:
- Hollow holds
- Bird dogs
- Side planks
- Dead bugs
Remember that doing core exercises will strengthen the muscles but not necessarily flatten your tummy – that happens in the kitchen.
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