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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Pelvic stabilization, seated pelvic tilts, and the abdominal roll-down strengthen the transverse abdominus (Anthony, 2012).
Ultrasound was assessed on these same muscles plus the transverse abdominus.
The transverse abdominus is the deep layer of muscles underneath your rectus abdominus (which is known in gyms as the 'six-pack) and it wraps around your waist like a corset.
You can get the same results from a well trained transverse abdominus and rectus abdominus.
Muscles Worked: Rectus and transverse abdominus, obliques, rhomboids, trapezius, triceps, pectorals, biceps and deltoids
Studies of subjects with no history of lower back pain showed that the transverse abdominus is the first muscle to fire in physical activity, before any lower extremity movement.
Twelve subjects were examined to determine the level of muscle activity in the external obliques, rectus abdominus, transverse abdominus, quadriceps, hamstrings, biceps, and triceps during exercise with mini medicine balls following an exercise video.
When focus is drawn upon it, the transverse abdominus also assists in exhalation.
Benefits: This exercise is good for all levels and strengthens the transverse abdominus, which will help to flatten your stomach and create core strength to support your lower back.
Leading sports conditioning specialist Paul Chek states, ``Stabilization occurs first at the transverse abdominus and internal oblique.
These exercises were repeated with the trunk rotated 35 degrees to the right and left to recruit the transverse abdominus and the obliques.