abdominal muscle


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Noun1.abdominal muscle - the muscles of the abdomenabdominal muscle - the muscles of the abdomen    
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
abdomen, belly, stomach, venter - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
abdominal external oblique muscle, external oblique muscle, musculus obliquus externus abdominis, oblique - a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
musculus transversalis abdominis, transverse muscle of abdomen, transversus abdominis, transversus abdominis muscle - a flat muscle with transverse fibers that forms the anterior and lateral walls of the abdominal cavity
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3] The transversus abdominis (TrA), the deepest abdominal muscle, is responsible for maintaining the neutral curvature and stiffness of the lumbar spine, and the more superficial oblique external (OE) and internal muscles function depending on the external forces created and generates a torque to preserve the stability of the trunk.
Right-to-left difference of abdominal muscles refers to right abdominal muscle thickness minus left abdominal muscle thickness.
Abdominal muscle stimulation induced large expiratory volumes, and upper-chest stimulation induced large inspiratory volumes.
6] conducted abdominal muscle activation studies in non-sporting populations and showed that there were no differences in activation between body sides.
Close clinical manipulation confirmed it to be congenital abdominal evisceration with failure of retraction of a part of peritoneum and intestinal loops through mid ventral abdominal umbilical opening which should had been apposed during abdominal muscle apposition at the time of gestation during foetal development.
Therefore, good abdominal muscle strength is important for trunk stability.
NEXT come core strengthening and stabilisation that help improve abdominal muscle strength.
True core power comes with awareness and co-contractions of several deep, internal muscle groups: the pelvic floor, or low abdominal muscles that provide the base of core support; the transversus abdominus (TVA), or innermost abdominal muscle, which runs like a corset between ribs and pelvis; and the deep spinal extensors (lumbar multifidus), which lace up between vertebrae.
Dr Angel Ruiz Cottoro, medical services chief for the Spanish Tennis Federation, revealed the world number two has suffered an acute rupture of his right abdominal muscle, which was confirmed by ultrasound.
But it was still bucketing down yesterday afternoon and Nadal, who underwent an injury break for abdominal muscle pain on Thursday, was 11-2 third favourite.
The basic sit-ups work all three abdominal muscle groups but especially the rectus abdominis.
Objectives: The aim of this study is to compare lateral abdominal muscle thickness and function, and cross sectional area(CSA) of lumbar multifidus (LM) in adolescent soccer players with and without LBP.