He will teach you how to use these internal muscles, how to do arm and leg exercises while keeping the abdominal tissue safe and slowly adding traditional exercises as the condition improves. The transverse abdominal exercises approach the Recti bellies and strengthen the integrity of the linea alba, which helps get rid of the top of the cupcake, the mother’s belly or any other ugly name you give it. The abdominal muscles help move the diaphragm and give it more strength to empty the lungs. The transverse abdominal muscle is wrapped from front to back around the trunk and the muscle fibers of the TA extend horizontally, like a corset or weight belt. If you don’t breathe properly, your neck and muscles must come in, which means the diaphragm works even less. Since the transverse TA of the abdomen is known as the corset muscle, it is the one we want to find to recover these pre-mammary abdominal muscles. The use of the correct breathing technique is important for any activity or for daily life, but it is especially important that you breathe correctly during training. What we commonly call a “six-pack” is the rectus abdominus, and the transverse abdomen, or TA, is the deep abdomen that passes underneath our six-pack. If you don’t use the diaphragm to breathe, air can get trapped in your lungs. The diaphragm is a large, dome-shaped muscle at the base of the lung. A crunch usually focuses on the rectus abdominis, which is fine, but does not flatten the abdomen.