One thing we all have in common is the need to have a strong core. No matter how strong and chiseled your abs may or may not look, a deep core strength is a hard thing to come by—and an essential part of our bodies' health. We must strengthen the deepest layer, the transverse abdominals, as well as the more superficial rectus abs and obliques. And here's why: The stronger we can get the deep muscles of our core, the more true our core strength is. It isn’t just a strong outer layer that can easily be seen on a surface level; it is truly a deep powerhouse that will help your pelvis sit in its true natural position, which then allows the spine to lift naturally out of the pelvis and be supported by those strong abdominal muscles. Long story short: Shore up your deep core, and your posture will improve and your strong abdominals will help support the spine and protect against injuries. What's more, a strong deep core will help your muscles actually work harder, leading to better results.
These moves are the gold standard for a deep core-based focus. They'll help you safely and effectively strengthen the deep intricate muscles of the midsection as well as your six-pack muscles (i.e., the rectus abdominals). Unroll your mat or find a soft surface (such as carpet or grass), and let’s get to work on that strong, supportive core.