Introducing your core...
If you've ever been to the gym (or eaten chips on the couch while watching a workout video), you have heard all about your core and how important it is to your strength and how your body works.
Your core includes a whole bunch of different parts that, we'll be honest, have pretty fancy names (seriously, try them out) with some wild spelling. But stick with us — knowing a little about what's in your body and how it works can make all the difference to controlling your pee!
Say hello to the top of your core!
The diaphragm is right at the top of your core (check it out in the diagram). It is responsible for drawing your breath into your lungs. So simple (apart from the spelling of course), and so important!
Give a shout out to the middle of your core!
Here's where things get slightly trickier (and more wild spelling kicks in). Your Transversus Abdominis (TA) is a sheet of muscle right in the front of your belly (on the inside) — it's responsible for that toned tummy look.
The TA hangs out with the Multiﬁdus, which is a deep spinal muscle that helps form that important support at the back of your core.