Abdominal Muscle (Abs)
Abs, as they are better known, are the pride and joy of those who have them! They are somewhat the definition of "Aesthetic as fuaaaaaaaaark!!" The only thing is that for razor sharp abs you need to do a little more than just a few sit ups. Diet plays an immense part in obtaining those abs and basically, combined with any of the many workout routines you can do, diet control for the abdominal area is vital. A good tan will help to make abs look more defined as with all other muscles.
LOCATION OF THE ABDOMINALS
The abs are below the chest between the ribs and the pelvis. There are 6 abdominal muscles altogether and it is the rectus abnominus that and has achieved the very popular name of the “Six Pack” The other abdominal muscles are deeper into the body and the Transverse abdominis is the abdominal muscle that gives the most support to the spine by surrounding the torso. The internal oblique muscles are either side of the torso and also support the spine and are responsible for turning movements. The external oblique muscles are located also on either side of the torso and do the same job as the internal oblique muscles but to a lesser degree.
FUNCTION OF THE ABDOMINALS
The function of the abdominals is to enable us to bend forwards and sideways. Also they give core strength for supporting the lower back, keeping the spine in alignment and maintain good posture. Good abs even before they are visual will help posture and protect your back from overworking.