Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Know Your Muscles - The Mid-Section


Becoming familiar with the muscles that make up your body has more benefits than simply allowing you to talk shop with your training partners. The more familiar you are with the muscles you're working, the better you'll be able to judge what's needed to make improvements. In this article we'll get to know the muscles that make up the mid-section.

The core muscles of the mid-section do much to stabilize and support the torso so it's well worth spending time to train this area properly. The main muscles of the mid-section are as follows:

1. Rectus abdominis - this is a large flat muscle wall that covers most of the front mid-section from the lower chest to the pubic bone. Above the navel it consists of three pairs of rectangular sections stacked on top of each other and is better known as the six pack.

2. Obliquus abdominis - this muscle runs diagonally along the side of the mid-section from the lower ribcage to the pubic area. There are two muscles on each side, with internal obliques lying underneath the external obliques. The obliques help your torso to flex to the side, twist at the waist and help in bending the torso forwards.

3. Transversus abdominis - this is the deepest of the abdominal muscles and consists of a thin strip that runs horizontally across the abdomen. This muscle helps keep the internal organs in place, forces out the breath and stabilizes the spine.

4. Erector spinae - this large muscle group runs along the side of the lower spine. Consisting of a pair, the erector spinae keeps the spine erect and helps twisting at the waist.

Richard Mitchell is the creator of the bodybuildingadvisor.com website that provides guidance and information to athletes at all levels of bodybuilding experience. Go to Bodybuilding Advice to learn more about the issues covered in this article.


MORE RESOURCES:

Sets Every Minute on the Minute to Build More Muscle
Men's Fitness
What's a great way to build muscle and burn calories really fast? This is a question that Ryan LaPlaga, CSCS faces all the time. His answer: do a set every minute, on the minute (EMOM). Below is a workout, designed by him, that will build muscle all ...



Daily Session: Build Muscle and Burn Fat Faster
Men's Fitness
What's a great way to build muscle and burn calories really fast? This is a question that Ryan LaPlaga, C.S.C.S. faces all the time. His answer: do a set every minute, on the minute (EMOM). Below is a workout, designed by him, that will build muscle ...



Build Muscle in Minutes
Men's Fitness
If rest periods to you mean resuming a conversation, searching for songs on your iPod, or ogling women doing plié squats in front of you, it's no wonder you're not seeing the results you're after. A lean, muscular body comes from training at a quick pace.



Ben Pakulski MI40 Workout Review | How To Increase Strength And Build ...
PR Web (press release)
Ben Pakulski MI40 is a brand new strength training course, offering users a lot of simple yet helpful tips on how to increase strength and build muscle. This training course is developed by Ben Pakulski, who has spent years studying and researching to ...

and more »


Nancy Dell: Fish oil supplements safe?; When to eat protein to build muscle
WWLP 22News
We have always said you need 20 grams of protein within 1 hour of exercise to build muscle. A new study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning finds it may not be necessary as long as you already eat enough protein through out the day so it is ...



Look Great Naked At Any Age Review | How to Build Muscle, Burn Fat and Battle ...
PR Web (press release)
In other words, LGNAA assists users to build muscle, burn fat and battle aging. Thanks to this system, those who wish to slow down their aging process do not have to spend huge amounts of money on unsafe hormone injections any more. This is the same ...

and more »


Lean Hybrid Muscle PDF Review | How To Build Muscle Mass – Vkool.com
PR Web (press release)
Lean Hybrid Muscle PDF, created by Elliott Husle, is a revolutionary muscle building system that guides users on how to get in shape and strengthen health. The site Vkool.com released the full Lean Hybrid Muscle PDF review, telling people whether or ...

and more »


Mike Chang Supplement Helps Your Body Build Muscle
WebWire (press release)
Afterburn Fuel is packed full of Vital Nutrients designed to help you build Muscle Mass. It is also the only supplement that will simultaneously help you to gain muscle weight and burn fat, that is what makes Afterburn Fuel supplement so unique and ...



Glamour (blog)

This Fruit May Help You Build Muscle (Plus: 5 Yummy Ways to Eat It)
Glamour (blog)
According to new research from the University of Iowa, green tomatoes contain a compound that may help build muscle (and protect against future muscle atrophy). weightlifting. Green tomatoes are rich in tomatidine (a compound that's obviously perfectly ...
Green Tomatoes Stimulate Muscle GrowthUniversity Herald

all 35 news articles »


Legal testosterone boosters building better athletes
easttennessean.com (subscription)
Although steroids and human growth hormones are against the rules in professional athletics. The NCAA and the next level are using testosterone boosters and other means to build muscle before and after they go to the gym. There are also a lot of ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.