5 sweat-free exercises to better abs

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Don’t be fooled, you don’t need to work up a sweat to get these muscles activated and working.

The main abdominal muscle used in this Pilates-based workout is the transverse abdominis and it requires minimal work to activate it. This muscle wraps around our midsection, which helps to stabilise our spine.

This is why working your core correctly will eliminate lower back pain. Other benefits of regular core work include a smaller waist and a flatter stomach.

Here are my 5 favourite core exercises. They’re suitable for people who suffer from low back pain, and are great if you’re just post baby or returning to exercise after a break. They are gentle, yet effective.

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