Making your Abs your Powerhouse

Updated: Dec 20, 2020




Let us focus on the Abdominal muscles. Why is it so hard to build them when YouTube and other mass media constantly hammer at us that all you need to do is 1 simple exercise or spend 8 minutes of your precious time to address them.


What is going on with the middle part of our body?


Which muscles make up the abdominals and how do they work?


  • The abdominal muscles form the anterior and lateral abdominal wall and consist of the external abdominal obliques, the internal abdominal obliques, the rectus abdominis and the transversus abdominis. Acting together, these muscles form a firm wall that protects the viscera and help to maintain erect posture.



  • ABS are dormant muscles. It means they will not engage during the workout without precise and focussed activation. Correct technique is essential and usually requires an observer to determine proper performance.

  • The practice of Pilates has determined that the ABS represent the body’s “Powerhouse” because of their importance to our health and well-being.


There is no way to achieve your goals in 5 minutes or less with one all-inclusive exercise. What is imperative is a well-rounded program of exercise, nutrition, consistency, and discipline—a program that addresses each and every element of abdominal and body function.

What does it take to have a flat belly and beautiful waistline?

  • The transversus abdominis is responsible for a flat belly. To develop the transversus we require special "mindful" exercises—in the sense that we must concentrate on our breathing and the visualization of long flat abs.

  • Those square-like formations on the belly that many of us desire are created by working on the rectus abdominis. But this specific section of your abs WILL NOT make your belly flat or shape your waist line. 

  • The obliques shape that beautiful waistline. You develop them through twisting, working on balance, doing unilateral exercises.

  • There are three reasons for a protruding belly: poor posture, a weak inactive transversus abdominis, and bad nutritional habits. It is crucial to address all of these problems equally.

  • To develop all the abdominal muscles and create a beautiful waistline, you need a variety of exercises from initial activation to all-body development: postural, back, chest, gluteus, legs etc. as well as nutrition. It needs a well-rounded program, which should be done consistently for results to be achieved.


ABS are responsible for correct posture and shoulder position, for a healthy and painless back, hip joints, and knees, for balance and stabilization. Developed ABS will make you stronger overall and make your body able to function more effectively.

What happens when your abdominals are weak?

  • Weak abdominal muscles are responsible for many painful conditions: lordosis, kyphosis, forward head position, scoliosis, poor posture (including a protruding rounded belly), and problems with shoulders. The only solution is to strengthen all the abdominal muscles.

  • ABS are responsible for correct posture and shoulder position, for a healthy and painless back, hip joints, and knees, for balance and stabilization. Developed ABS will make you stronger overall and make your body able to function more effectively.

  • Women have less innervation in the abdominals. During pregnancy they get stretched and should be rebuilt afterwards. With exercise, they can improve beyond their original state. 

There is no way to achieve your goals in 5 minutes or less with one all-inclusive exercise. What is imperative is a well-rounded program of exercise, nutrition, consistency, and discipline—a program that addresses each and every element of abdominal and body function.


The Invincible Home Workout (IHW) has been created out of my 15 years' experience working with personal clients and combining different styles in order to streamline each specific muscle. It’s a tested program and I would like to share it with you. It targets all muscles and aims for full-body development, which will no doubt result in a strong, laser-cut, and amazing abdomen.


And remember: the ABS are one of the sexiest parts of our body!

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