Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mar 25, Rectus Abdominis | Abdominal Muscle Anatomy & Exercises

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 SituationWaistWashboardRectus Abdominis



Xiphoid Process5th, 6th & 7th Lower coastal cartilages


Flexion of the lumbar spineIntra-abdominal pressurePostureRespiration^ up to TOC

Abs WheelBicyclesCaptain?s ChairCrunches on Swiss BallGorilla Chin CrunchLeg Pull-InProne PlankReverse CrunchesSit UpsVertical Leg Crunches^ up to TOC

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