transversus abdominis muscle

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trans·ver·sus ab·dom·i·nis mus·cle

(trans-vĕr'sŭs ab-dom'i-nis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, seventh to twelfth costal cartilages, lumbar fascia, iliac crest, and inguinal ligament; insertion, xiphoid cartilage and linea alba and, through the conjoint tendon, pubic tubercle, and pecten; action, compresses abdominal contents; nerve supply, lower thoracic.
Synonym(s): musculus transversus abdominis [TA] , transverse muscle of abdomen.
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As shown in Table 4, the rectus and lats shortened while transverse abdominus lengthened.
With ultrasound as shown in Table 4, the rectus and lats shortened while transverse abdominus lengthened.
You must have a strong transverse abdominus for this to happen.
Having to pull in your stomach, whether facilitated by an extremely toned transverse abdominus or just for your ego as some 'hottie' strolls by you at the mall, is a useful and healthy habit to get into because it is great for burning calories as well as making you look slimmer instantly.
These exercises were repeated with the trunk rotated 35 degrees to the right and left to recruit the transverse abdominus and the obliques.
This exercise was repeated with the trunk rotated 35 degrees to the right and left to exercise the transverse abdominus and the obliques.