Rectus Abdominis


Summary

Location:In the abdomen, running vertically along the front of the abdominal wall.

Information

Group:Abdominals
Side(s) of body:Front
Function/Action:Trunk Flexor, Abdominal Compressor, Pelvis Stabiliser

Details

Joint:Thoracic, Lumbar
Bone:Thoracic Vertebrae, Lumbar Vertebrae
Origin:Pubic crest and symphysis.
Insertion:Xiphoid process and costal cartilages of ribs 5-7.