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Encyclopedia > Linae transversae
Tendinous intersection
Rectus abdominis
This professional bodybuilder exhibits an easily visible six-pack.
Latin intersectiones tendineae musculi recti abdominis
Gray's subject #118 415
Dorlands/Elsevier i_10/12456004

The Rectus abdominis is crossed by fibrous bands, three in number, which are named the tendinous inscriptions (or tendinous intersections); one is usually situated opposite the umbilicus, one at the extremity of the xiphoid process, and the third about midway between the xiphoid process and the umbilicus. Image File history File links Rectus abdominis muscle Original by sv:Användare:Chrizz, 28 maj 2005 compressed with pngcrush File links The following pages link to this file: Rectus abdominis muscle ... Anders Graneheim (Photo: Alexander Danielsson) Photo from the Luciapokalen bodybuilding contest in Gothenburg, December 2002. ... Bodybuilder Anders Graneheim (Sweden) Bodybuilding is the sport of developing muscle fibers through the combination of weight training, increased caloric intake, and rest. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo Elsevier, the worlds largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. ... The rectus abdominis muscle is a paired muscle running vertically on each side of the anterior wall of the human abdomen (and in some animals). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The xyphoid process or xiphoid process is a small cartilaginous extension to the lower part of the sternum which may become ossified in the adult. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


These inscriptions pass transversely or obliquely across the muscle in a zigzag course; they rarely extend completely through its substance and may pass only halfway across it; they are intimately adherent in front to the sheath of the muscle.


Sometimes one or two additional inscriptions, generally incomplete, are present below the umbilicus.


Colloquial reference

If well-defined, the rectus abdominis is colloquially called a "six-pack." This is due to tendinous intersections within the muscle, usually at the level of the umbilicus (belly-button), the xiphisternum, and about halfway in-between. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The xyphoid process or xiphoid process is a small cartilaginous extension to the lower part of the sternum which may become ossified in the adult. ...


An extremely well defined abdominal section can appear to be an "eight pack", as all eight sections of the abdominal muscle become defined. This definition is prominent among athletes with low body fat percentages, such as bodybuilders and swimmers.


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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, better known as SUNY Downstate Medical Center, is an academic medical center and is the only one of its kind in the Borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... The State University of New York (acronym SUNY; usually pronounced SOO-nee) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. ... UM also has campuses in Dearborn and Flint. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


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Clinton Goveas :: Wikipedia Reference (1452 words)
The muscle is crossed by three tendinous intersections called the linae transversae.
The outline of these muscles is interrupted by three or more transverse depressions indicating the lineae transversae.
It is the combination of the linea alba and the linea transversae which form the abdominal "six-pack" sought after by many people.
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It is located in the lower abdomen in front of the rectus abdominis.
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