Anyone who knows me or has read any other article of this blog will have guessed the answer. A constant in me will be reminding you over and over again that the main objective of any type of exercise you do should be your health. But this time, given the interest that the training of the abdominal area, I am compelled to speak also of its impact in terms of aesthetics and performance. But let’s start by what more you’re interested, which was health isn’t it? Abdominal musculature consists of the following muscles, more superficial to more deep: abdominal rectal (the famous Tablet), the external oblique (one on each side), the oblique minor (one on each side) and the transverse abdominal. We could also include diaphragm in this classification, though I particularly think this chest muscle, and to which other day I devote an article for him alone. Without further specific of each Anatomy, the importance of proper operation lies with the work that they perform together.
For their willingness, the abdominal muscle complex forms a sort of Strip, following a vertical travel from the latest ribs to pelvis and other horizontal from the lumbar vertebrae up to the line alba (white line that separates the Tablet taquitos longitudinally). Its physiological role is the junction point between our top train (thorax and upper limbs) and our lower train (pelvis and lower extremities). Thus the abdominal muscles will be responsible to manage the forces transmitted from both sides of the body, so that it keep its stability and balance, in addition to more efficient application of such forces. If I have to push someone with arms, I need my abdomen to transmit securely force that are making my legs on the floor as a basis of bearing capacity, and thus push harder without running any risk of failure in my attempt, or even injury.