This is the number one thing I hear, "When will I get my abs back? How do I get my abs back? How do I get abs?" Maybe that's the second most common complaint next to back and hip pain, but it's all related to the abdominal muscles. Without a strong core, you will not be able to create the abs you're trying to get.
Building a foundation of strength in the inner abdominals and building strength in the muscles that support the spine and hips will allow you to build strong abs and go through daily activities and exercise without pain and without worry about injury.
Below you'll find 5 tips to building a strong core so you can get back into CrossFit, weightlifting, yoga, running, walking, or just get through a day getting up and down off the floor with your little one without aches and pains or moans and groans.
Tip # 1: Breath work
Learn how to breath 360 degrees from your chest to your ribcage to your abdomen. By building the ability to regulate your breath throughout your body, you learn how to improve your ability to handle different loads (ie. carrying you