Do I Hold in My Transverse Muscle When I am Doing Aerobic Activities?
This is a question people ask me ALL the time because one of the 4 steps of the Tupler Technique® is for you to hold in your transverse muscle at 5th floor on the work of everything you do. So it makes sense to think that would include aerobic activities. However, it does NOT! When you are doing aerobic activities, like walking or running, you need to belly breathe because you need lots of oxygen for this type of activity. That means as you are walking you are expanding your belly to first floor and then exhaling bringing your belly to 5th floor. When you get to 5th floor………give it a little squeeze! So although you are not holding it at 5th floor, you are still working your transverse muscle with every breath you take! Try it. Giving your body more oxygen will give you more stamina when doing your aerobic activities.