The emphasis lately primarily focus on the outside beauty of the abdomen. While forgotten the importance of each different muscle and what they do.
It’s very essential to understand the function of your abs. You should really know, where each muscle is, what they do and how they can be exercised with the least risk of injury.
Here is a list for each one and what they do:
The rectus abdominis: is the largest and most visible muscle of abdomen. Its main task moving spine forward and to the sides. Narrowing the space between the pelvis and the ribs. It is also active during side bending motions and helps stabilize the trunk during movements involving the extremities and head
Obliques: Run along your sides and are key players in trunk rotation and spinal flexing.
The very deep transverse abdominis: It works hard to stabilize the spine and compress the internal organs. it does help with respiration and breathing.