Transversus Abdominus is often abbreviated to TVA. This is a very important core muscle which is vital in maintaining good posture. Activities such as Pilates focus on contraction of the TVA.
- Front of the iliac crest
- Inguinal ligament
- Costal cartilages of the lower 6 ribs
- Thoracolumbar fascia
- Linea alba
- Compresses the abdomen and supports the abdominal visera
- Ventral rami of thoracic nerves
- Ilioinguinal nerve
- Iliohypgastric nerve
- Maintaining good posture
How can I strengthen it?