The transversus abdominis, commonly called the transverse abs, refers to the flat innermost muscles of the abdomen. It is located below the internal oblique muscles.
On this page, you can find all information you'd want about this muscle. 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.Transverse AbsTransverse AbdominalsTransverse AbdominisTransversalis Muscle
OriginLumbar fasciaCostal cartilages of the lower 6 ribsInner surfaces of the lower 6 ribsLateral third of the inguinal ligamentFront of the iliac crest of the ilium
InsertionAbdominal aponeurosisLinea albaPectineal line of the PubisPubis crest of the Pubis
FunctionIntra-abdominal pressureRespirationSupports the abdominal viscera^ up to TOCLying Draw-in ManeuverProne PlankStomach Vacuums^ up to TOC^ up to TOC
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