The rectus abdominis is comprised of vertical muscles running on the anterior wall of the abdomen. These muscles extend inferiorly from the symphysis pubis to the lower coastal cartilages and xiphoid process superiorly.
The linea alba, the midline connective tissue separates the two parallel muscles of this muscle.
On this page, you can find all information you'd want about the abdominals. Learn its anatomy, view pictures and discover the best exercises for training it.
Use the table of contents (TOC) on the right to easily navigate through this guide.AbdominalsAbsSix packThe SituationWaistWashboard
InsertionXiphoid Process5th, 6th & 7th Lower coastal cartilages
FunctionFlexion of the lumbar spineIntra-abdominal pressurePostureRespiration^ up to TOCAbs WheelBicyclesCaptain?s ChairCrunches on Swiss BallGorilla Chin CrunchLeg Pull-InProne PlankReverse CrunchesSit UpsVertical Leg Crunches^ up to TOC^ up to TOC
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