From Latin abdomen, he abdomen it is a concept that refers to belly . In mammals, it is the body cavity that is limited by the diaphragm or the viscera set of said region. In humans, the abdomen also allows naming the adiposity , fat or prominent belly.
Abdominal , meanwhile, is that belonging or relative to the abdomen . We have, in this way, the abdominal fins , which are located in the abdominal region and correspond to the hind limbs of the vertebrates terrestrial
The abdominal aorta is the part of the aorta that goes from the hole of the diaphragm to its fork. He abdominal typhus or typhoid fever, on the other hand, is an intestinal infection that is caused by a microbe that causes lesions in the lymphatic plaques of the small intestine.
A abdominal ultrasound It is an imaging procedure that is used to examine the internal organs of the abdomen, such as the liver, spleen, the pancreas, gallbladder and kidneys.
Finally, the abdominal exercises They are routines of physical activities that are performed with the aim of toning the muscles of the area. Before toning, it is necessary to eliminate the fat that covers these muscles, through aerobic exercise and healthy eating.
There are different types of exercises, according to which muscles you want to tone. In this way, you can exercise the lower abs , the oblique abs and the upper abs .
The interested party can specify activities such as the elevation of the trunk with or without support, abdominal knee pull, suspended knee lift, lateral tilt and pelvis rotation.
Dangerous abdominal exercises
There are a series of abdominal exercises that involve a risk to the body, since they are not based on the shape and physiology of the abdomen; these are dangerous combinations of movements that result in efforts unnatural and that, as expected, do not give the expected results. As if that were not enough, the abdomen is not the only area affected, since the neck and back are also involved in the process.
In principle, let's review the most common abdominal exercise: it consists of lying down and putting the legs in a fixed position, holding the head with the hands and raising the trunk until the knees touch the chest. In general, it is indicated to repeat this last movement ten times or more and take a short break, to restart and thus perform as many sessions as possible. However, this series of steps so common to many people, contains certain errors that may have an impact on injuries of relative gravity.
Analyzing this exercise part by part, we note first that the legs must remain fixed. When working with a companion, he supports the other's feet to prevent them from getting up; in the opposite case, the way to hold them to a piece of furniture or a special machine for this purpose is sought. The question that arises is "why the legs are given so much importance in an abdominal exercise". This "precaution" can affect your hips, since it blocks your rotation at the time of raising the trunk.
Finally we have the neck; the hands must accompany the head during flexion, and in no way have to exert force on the neck. The latter is what beginners commonly do, especially when fatigue prevents them from continuing but they refuse to rest. Needless to say, exerting unnecessary force on the spine represents a great danger, which is why it is recommended to place the hands at the sides of the ears.