TA & Engaging Deeper Abs

Engaging Deeper

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we focus specifically on the transversus abdominis (TA) and how to teach engagement of the deeper abdominals.

Objective

Become more deeply knowledgeable about the TA and how to effectively teach engagement of the deeper abdominals.

Description

Describe the location of the transversus abdominis (TA) and its function. Explain the effect of engaging / contracting the TA. Provide exercises that can help students to identify the TA, and explain a physical clue that may indicate deeper abdominals are not being engaged.