The rectus abdominis muscle
is divided into two symmetrical parts and several muscle
fiber segments. It is located on the anterior wall of the abdomen
, between the breastbone and the pubis
. The linea alba passes through the middle of the rectus abdominis muscle. Both sides of the rectus abdominis muscle are surrounded by tendons. It is a high resistance muscle allowing for expiration while protecting the viscera and allowing for the flexion of the trunk and pelvis
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Latest update on August 20, 2014 at 05:46 AM by christelle.b.