Often, people think that all they have to do to strengthen their core is sit-ups or "crunches," but these exercises target only your abdominal muscles
, which are a small portion of your core.
such as rectus abdominis, oblique, and tranversus abdominis, are innervated by the lower 6 thoracic nerves iliohypogastric and ilio-inguinal nerves.
Examples include posterior pelvic tilt (with suggestions to strengthen spinal extensors and hip flexors and stretch abdominal muscles
) or winged scapula (with suggestions to strengthen serratus anterior and lower trapezius and stretch pectoralis minor).
This "mummy tummy" is actually the organs protruding as a result of the separated recti muscles' inability to protect them, creating the unsightly bulge in the belly.7 The abdominal separation itself is not painful but the weakness in the abdominal muscles
can lead to hernia if left untreated or if there is trauma to the abdominal area and the connective tissue is torn away from the muscle in this situation surgery will be required.8,9
Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the thickness of the abdominal muscles
on both sides in patients with mild adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and to assess the absolute and relative thickness of oblique external (OE), oblique internal (OI), and transversus abdominis (TrA).
This suggests limited knowledge and awareness regarding PPE that might result in backache, uterine sub-involution, urinary incontinence and flabby abdominal muscles
.  The study findings by Gaffield et al.
Objectives: The objective of this observational study was to know the asymmetry pattern of lateral abdominal muscles
at rest and during the abdominal drawing-in maneuver (ADiM) in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis and to compare it with a group of healthy adolescents.
They are usually caused by violent force, such as impact from blunt objects and may result from overstretching of abdominal muscles
Try to maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly to keep the abdominal muscles
Experts disagree about the "best way'' to work the abdominal muscles
Another limitation of phrenic nerve stimulation alone is the inability to recruit abdominal muscles
[5-6], which are needed to produce cough.
It can be seen in unilateral paralysis of abdominal muscles
resulting in relaxation of the anterior abdominal wall and resultant bulging of flanks because of the abdominal pressure.
The invention's unique design insures that the lower abdominal muscles
receive considerable physical stimulus.
However, stretching is only part of what you need to do; exercises that work your core (back and abdominal muscles
) are equally important.
Co-contraction of abdominal muscles
(abdominal bracing) is considered an effective exercise technique for improving spinal stability, and is often recommended and/or included in rehabilitation and/or fitness programs (Maeo et al., 2013b).