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Transverse abdominis activation
Tighten the abdominal muscles by:
- drawing the belly button up and in.
- exhaling deeply w/ mouth open as if to "fog a window."
- attempting to pull the 2 hip bones closer together.
Contract muscles for 60 seconds.
Try to breathe naturally while keeping the stomach muscles tight.
These muscles serve as a natural, intrinsic "back brace."
Use these muscles anytime you are performing an activity that will put stress on your back.
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