"Regardless of the cause, you need to strengthen your abdominals
and your core or that drooping waistline will put stress on your lower back.
Avoid overexertion of your psoas muscle while exercising your abdominals
. For example, while performing sit-ups or abdominal
curl exercises, keep yourself in a neutral pelvic position and keep your hips flexed at 90 degrees, rather than extended in front of you.
* Inhale, feeling your ribs expand as you scoop in your abdominals
, and extend your arms and legs upwards.
'A full-body workout that focuses primarily on the larger core muscles (abdominals
, back, hips, thighs), Pilates can be performed either as floor exercises on a mat or with specially designed equipment.
 Engage the deep abdominals
to lengthen the lower back and pull your belly button to the spine.
Pelvic floor muscles have attachments to the hips and abdominals
, which in turn attach to the lower back.
These days, singer-actor Ronnie Liang has leaner physique with well-sculpted abdominals
s he prepares for the next phase in his career.
While overall her strength improved, at discharge she still had some weakness of the right posterior gluteus medius and abdominals
"However, what I want to stand up to is any women or men or journalists who come at me and say, 'Your body is wrong, you should not look like that, women should not look like that, that is not feminine.' "What is feminine?" The former Dancing on Ice contestant was hit with negative comments after posting photos of her toned abdominals
on Instagram at the weekend.
Lumbar rotation, an exercise to stretch and strengthen key musculature around the hips and lower back: (Targets the abdominals
and the iliotibial band, which runs along the outside of the hip and thigh.) Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
LOW JUMPING JACKS Works: Glutes, hamstrings, calves and quads Reps: 20 Start with your hands resting by your sides, your abdominals
tight and your feet together.
Teri Jori presents Poise Fit & Fierce: Take Back Your Core, a workout DVD created especially to help tone the abdominals
and sculpt the body.