rectus abdominis

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rectus abdominis

[′rek·təs ab′däm·ə·nəs]
(anatomy)
The long flat muscle of the anterior abdominal wall which, as vertical fibers, arises from the pubic crest and symphysis, and is inserted into the cartilages of the fifth, sixth, and seventh ribs.
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The concept plays on the idea that the British media is always trying to catch Ferguson off-guard, and she now has a secret for them: she uses the FLEX to tighten and tone her abdominal muscles.
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The SLENDERTONE FLEX abdominal belt helps improve abdominal muscle tone, strengthen abdominal muscles and develop a firmer abdomen.
At a recent media day at his Big Bear camp, De La Hoya made it a point to show off his six-pack of abdominal muscles that had replaced several pounds of blubber.
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