The rectus abdominis is the large muscle in the mid-section of the abdomen between the thorax and the pelvis in humans. It is very important because it enables the tilt of the pelvis and the curvature of the lower spine. It is flanked on both sides of the body by the internal oblique which helps to rotate the spine. The external oblique runs diagonally down, and in from the lower ribs to the pelvis. They allow us to rotate the torso and bend sideway.
The above description demonstrated the ultimate importance of the abdominal muscles. If you think about it, they are use almost every time one moves. Due to this importance, it is imperative to have a strong core muscle to combat back pain. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. As we can see, this is a national and global issue that needs to be addressed more urgently.
Fortunately there are exercises that can help us attain strong core muscles and that elusive so called six-pack abs. We all have six pack abs inside us and all we have to do is work toward making them visible. First, it was a one pack, then, a two-pack, and before you realize it, you’ll have your own six-pack. If you ask anyone that has washboard abs, they’ll probably tell you that it is hard work to get them. The good news is if you are willing to work at it, you will be rewarded. We tabulated 10 exercise routines that will help you get the coveted six-pack abs. And without further ado, here they are: