The Abdominals Group (Rectus Abdominis, External and Internal Oblique and Transverse Abdominis)
1. The four Abdominal muscles expand far beyond the "____" region, they form a muscular ____ that reaches around sides of thorax to the __ __, superiorly to middle ribs and inferiorly to inguinal ligament.
2. These muscles, with its unique _____ arrangment and varying fiber directions help to stabilize the entire _____ region.
3. The revered "washboard belly" is formed by the multiple, superficial bellies of the ____ ____. Another muscle, the ___ ____, its fibers are deep and _______ to the external oblique fibers and difficult to distinguish.
4. Lateral to the Rectus Abdominis is the ____ ____, which has a broad, superficial muscle best palpated at its attachments to the lower ____.
5. The ____ _____, the deepest muscle of the group, plays a major role in ___ ___. It cannot be specifically palpated.
- 1. Stomach / Girdle / Thoracolumber Aponeurosis
- 2. Overlapping / Abdominal
- 3. Rectus Abdomins / Internal Oblique / perpendicular
- 4. External Oblique / Ribs
- 5. Transverse Abdominis / Forced Exhalation