The muscles of the core (and why we focus on the transverse abdominis!).

Hi everyone! Generally, when people think of the core, they think of doing sit-ups, and crunches, and building up a 6-pack.  All of that has to do with the first muscle I'm going to mention here: the rectus abdominis.  However, there is so much more to the core than that. 1) The rectus abdominis: The "6-pack" … Continue reading The muscles of the core (and why we focus on the transverse abdominis!).

Start building core strength with exercises that are gentle on the SI joints and lower back

I received a really interesting comment over on Sunlight in Winter the other day.  It was from Maritza, who suffers from both SI joint dysfunction and lumbar spine issues (the term "lumbar spine" refers to the part of the spine that's in your lower back). Her comment inspired me to share some information with you … Continue reading Start building core strength with exercises that are gentle on the SI joints and lower back