abdominals (see anatomy file,
mean so much to our internal health. They originate under diaphragm
of the chest (thoracic arch), and are embedded in a membranous sheet
with a attachment under the chest and the floor of the pubic
The Abdominals enabling movements of the
torso, help protect the body. running from the bottom of the
ribs to the top of the pubic bone, they shield the internal
organs of the abdomen.
Abs are also essential to good posture and
they act with the spinal erectors to hold us and our spine
upright, much the way opposing guy-wires support a tent pole.
out-of-shape abs do little supporting or protecting.
the abdominal region, as in all areas of our body, a fat layer
covers muscles. The thicker the fat layer, the harder it is to see
our abs no matter how well developed they are.