Monday, December 5, 2011

Mar 26, Transversus Abdominis | Anatomy & Exercises for the Transverse Abs

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 MuscleTransversus Abdominis


Lumbar 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


Abdominal aponeurosisLinea albaPectineal line of the PubisPubis crest of the Pubis


Intra-abdominal pressureRespirationSupports the abdominal viscera^ up to TOC

Lying Draw-in ManeuverProne PlankStomach Vacuums^ up to TOC

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