Obliques Muscles

The obliques are the muscles that are known as the waist muscles. The oblique muscles connect the ribs, top of the hip bone, fascia of the abdominals, and lower back. Oblique muscles control bending physical activities such as bending over, twisting the torso, and side bending and they also assist with breathing.

The external oblique functions to pull the chest downwards and compress the abdominal cavity, which increases the intra-abdominal pressure as in a Valsalva maneuver.


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