coolchick asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

Explain to me exactly what abs are, the stomach?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Definition of Abdominal

    Abdominal: Relating to the abdomen, the belly, that part of the body that contains all of the structures between the chest and the pelvis. The abdomen is separated anatomically from the chest by the diaphragm, the powerful muscle spanning the body cavity below the lungs.

    The abdomen includes a host of organs including the stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, appendix, gallbladder, and bladder.

    The word "abdomen" has a curious story behind it. It comes from the Latin "abdodere", to hide. The idea was that whatever was eaten was hidden in the abdomen.

  • 1 decade ago

    Abs means Abdominal muscles, not the stomach because your stomach is an internal organ.

    Abdominal muscles protect the vital parts of your body,i.e., stomach, kidneys, spleen, etc..

    Another purpose of your abs is with trunk flexion, these muscles are the ones responsible for bending your body forward. It also serves as a trunk side/lateral flexors and trunk rotator.

  • 1 decade ago

    Abs are your abdominal muscles which keep your abdominal organ in place.

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