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This is the Abdominal Internal Oblique Muscle.
AKA Internal Oblique Muscles

Origin:

  • the lumbar fascia (a connective tissue that covers the lower back)
  • the outer portion of the inguinal ligament (a ligament located on the bottom-outer edge of the pelvis)
  • back of the iliac crest

Insertion:

  • the bottom edge of the rib cage
  • the rectus sheath (fibrous tissue that covers the abdominal muscles)
  • the pubic crest (an area in the lower-front of the pelvis)

Action:

  • supports the abdominal wall
  • assists in forced respiration; aids in raising pressure in the abdominal area
  • ipsilateral rotation (same side)
  • lateral flexion of the torso (same side)

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