Is there a way to isolate the oblique abdominal muscles without engaging the rectus abdominus? I have been practicing the inner corset as much as I can, and I can't seem to keep myself from using my RA, with a resultant slight pelvic tuck. If I hold my pelvis in place in the anteverted position with my hands it helps a little, but I am still having trouble.
I have a lengthy history of L5-S1 anterolisthesis coupled with hypermobility. I continue to do PT exercixes every day to strengthen and maintain the transverse abdominus. However, utilizing the obliques along iwth the TA is new for me.
Any advice or guidance would be greatly appreciated. I have already noticed improvements in symptoms related to my L5-S1 problem and am looking forward to the results a healthy rib anchor will bring.
Thank you so much!