External oblique muscles yoga anatomy


Where Are The External Oblique Muscles?

The external oblique is a large muscle that wraps around your torso from the back and attaches to the middle in the front of the body. It moves diagonally downward from ribs all the way down through the front of the pelvis.







External oblique tear symptoms

Symptoms of an oblique muscle strain are pain radiating diagonally upward and muscle stiffness on the side anterior torso. The strain may lead to a sharp pain along the lower chest and side of the abdomen when the muscles are activated in forward bending or forward twisting the trunk. Tears vary, tiny tears in the muscle can aggravate the nerves and larger tears may make breathing deep painful.
Pain and symptoms of the oblique muscles has similar effects as conditions that can be life-threatening!
Oblique muscles can contribute to pain and discomfort in the abdomen and groin area.





What is The Function of the external oblique

The external obliques help rotate the trunk and pull the chest diagonally downwards towards the center. The external oblique muscle supports the and stabilizes in spinal rotation.


Where is the Origin and Insertion of the external oblique?

The external oblique muscle is one of the outermost abdominal muscles. Connecting to lower ribs 5 to 12, around the torso, and down to the pelvis. Lower it connects to the the top corner of the pelvis, crest of the ilium and the bottom front of the pelvis.

Linea alba, iliac crest, pubis.



Stretches for the external oblique

Strengthen the external oblique



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