WHAT ARE THE CORE MUSCLES?

Abdominal muscles

Transversus Abdominis

 

THE “CORE”

  • the deepest layer of our stomach muscles – comprising the “ Transversus abdominis” or “TA” muscles that wraps around the stomach from the ribs down to the pelvis and merges with the deep back “multifidus” muscles via fascia.
  • They are deemed our “Posture Muscles”
  • They should have a constant, low level, background activity that serves to support us centrally – therefore allowing the limbs to move around a sound base – liken them to the base of a crane – if the base is “anchored” the crane arm can move on all directions freely – if not – the crane will have increased stress and eventually tip over/collapse or break.
  • They support our abdominal contents
  • They work in conjunction with our pelvic floor muscles and diaphragm to provide good stability.
MORE TOPICS IN THIS CORE SERIES

• What are the core muscles?
• What does the core do?
• Why do I need core strength?
• How do I strengthen my core?
• How do I know if I have a good core?
• I have good abdominals so i must have a good core.
• How does pilates help with the core?

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About Saree Hewlett (134 Articles)
Saree has 20 + years as a physio, training in the UK and completing her Masters in Manual Therapy in Perth, UWA. She has integrated Pilates into her practise having trained in the Polestar method and currently owns and runs two Studios in Perth's Northern Suburbs. A previous international Artistic Skater she understands the needs of sports people and also those suffering from chronic pain and reduced function - we all want the same thing - to be the best we can be! She is married with two active young boys!

1 Comment on WHAT ARE THE CORE MUSCLES?

  1. Very good write-up. I absolutely love this site.
    Keep writing!

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