Step 2 in your Mommy Belly Makeover

In order to begin to transform your Mommy Belly, you must work from the Inside -> OUT.

This means you will turn your focus 1st to strengthening your deepest core muscles.

Take a look inside ...

The Transverse Abdominis - or TA muscles - act as a corset wrapping around the bottommost portion of the spine and connecting all the way up to the low ribs.

When you draw you belly button in toward your spine, you’re engaging your deepest core muscles, your inner corset.

Your TA muscles play a huge role in just about EVERY movement you fact in almost 90% of your movements, your deep core muscles are activated in supporting your entire torso.

The Benefits of Starting With Strengthening Your Transverse Abdominis:

* a tighter, smaller waist line
* prevents or lessen the severity of diastasis recti
* improved posture
* better balance
* improve performance during workouts
* decreased low back pain


Get started on tightening your tummy today!

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Comment by Holly Rigsby on May 12, 2011 at 8:59am

Thanks Cheryl!

Your daughters are sweet and I am sure Alexander would be ALL smiles if he could see them!

Yes, surprisingly crunches can do more harm than good in certain scenarios. Glad to hear you are the road to a successful recovery. Hope you find more helpful tips with these blog posts! I have many more on my main FYM blogtoo~!

Comment by Cheryl Henderson-Khalid on May 11, 2011 at 8:33pm
And my daughters (11 & 8)  want you to know that they think you have the cutest baby. :-)
Comment by Cheryl Henderson-Khalid on May 11, 2011 at 8:24pm
Thanks for the information. I'm coming off of a back injury and I thought I was doing well with the crunches, but I was told that they can do more harm than good.  I'm looking for any safe suggestions I can find.
Comment by Holly Rigsby on May 10, 2011 at 1:18pm

Hey Portia!

Thanks for taking a peek at these strategies!

Hope you will give exercising your TA a go for a few weeks and see (and feel) what a difference it makes!

I have a lot more mommy belly makeover video tips - will be sure to get them all posted here to help everyone!

Keep me posted on your results.



Comment by Portia M. on May 10, 2011 at 12:52pm
Holly - your video's are so informative. What a great explanation of the TA. I've been struggling with my "pooch" since my son was born 17 months ago. Diet has been helping but getting this muscles back into shape has been a challenge. I look forward to seeing more of  your ideas for getting this problem area into shape. PS - your son is a just adorable!




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