Biomechanical Considerations in the Work of the Abdominal Muscles

Mercedes Pérez de Obanos Frieros

Raquel Latorre González

Francisco Javier Massa Echarri

*Corresponding author: Mercedes Pérez de Obanos Frieros merperfri@yahoo.es

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Pérez de Obanos Frieros, M., Latorre González, R., & Massa Echarri, F. J. (2010). Biomechanical Considerations in the Work of the Abdominal Muscles. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 99, 28-33.

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Abstract

Exercising abdominal muscles so as to strengthen this region is a widespread habit among people who usually practice sports. Our clinical and sports experience prove that, generally, there is an inaccurate performance of this type of exercise. This fact leads to the unfulfillment of the aim (abdominal strengthening) and it might also entail risk for both the spine and the pelvis floor muscles. The aim of this article is to provide guidelines for the appropriate performance of abdominal strengthening exercises, avoiding thus injuries in other regions of the locomotor system.

Keywords: Abdominal, intervertebral disk, lumbar spine, pelvic floor, psoas.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Published: January 01, 2010