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Abdominal Anatomy – Know Your Abdominal Muscles to Build and Tone Them

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Abdominal Anatomy

You may see different muscle groups in the following figure. Knowing each of these and training them properly helps to get the cooler sharp six pack abs.

The abdominal muscles are composed of 3 separate muscle groups.

1. Rectus Abdominis: The main muscle group in the front and it is split into 8 blocks. These are joined to the rip cage and go down to the pelvis bone. This muscle group forms the six pack. You may even get 8 pack, if this muscle group gets clearly defined.

2. Obliques: This muscle group can be divided into external oblique muscles and the internal oblique muscles. The external oblique is situated on the lateral and anterior parts of the abdomen. It is broad, and thin and occupies the side. These muscles usually are not visible because of the fat deposits. The internal oblique muscles are smaller and thinner. They are triangularly shaped and are not visible.

3. Transverse Abdominis: This muscle is the deepest abdominal muscle. It is not obvious from outside but if properly trained, it can help you gain a slimmer look.

Abdominal Anatomy   Know Your Abdominal Muscles to Build and Tone Them