The abdominal region consists of four muscle groups. The transverse abdominal muscle (transversus abdominis) lies inside, supporting your internal organs. Internal oblique muscles run diagonally from the pelvis to the sternum, while the external obliques lie above them, helping you to bend and rotate the body. Above the transverse muscle is the rectus abdominis muscle, which is what we call the abs.
Starting at the pelvic bone, it attaches to the sternum. The rectus abdominis supports the straight back and allows you to lean forward. Connecting fibers, crossing it across, create the very same six cubes that serve as irrefutable proof of fryiness and good physical shape. Although various exercises involve the abdominal muscles in different ways, such concepts as “top” and “bottom” of the press do not exist. Continue reading