How To Train Your Rectus Abdominis
By Shane Piccolo, Trainer at Lakeview Health Wellness Center
Alright, onto the good stuff! The Rectus Abdominis is a prime target for training in nearly every workout plan. Why? The rectus abdominis is typically referred to as the “abs” and is the muscle revealed as the “six pack.” Exercise alone will not reveal your six pack because diet is a huge factor, but we can train it properly to help. This muscle sits atop the transverse abdominis and runs in the opposite direction. Originating at the pubis, and inserting where the ribs split at the xiphoid process as well as the 5th-7th ribs. The primary action of the abs is spinal flexion, but crunches and sit-ups are not always the only choices of exercise to gain the most benefit. Follow up with the video below to learn how to target this area.
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