Lesson 19: Trunk muscles graph, additional core muscles and core exercise challenge.
by Brent Brookbush DPT, PT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, ACSM H/FS
Activity: Putting It All Together
Fill in the graph below:
- List the joint action, corresponding plane, all of the muscles that will contribute to that joint action, and a sample exercise.
|The transverse abdominis (TVA) functions as a stabilizers, but does not contribute to motion of the spine. Although we can assume that the TVA is active during all motion, this muscle should not appear on your graph.|
|Action||Plane||Muscles||Exercise that includes joint action|
The Lumbo Pelvic Hip Complex (LPHC)
a.k.a. "The Core"
In the previous lesson and this one (Lesson #18 and Lesson #19) we have discussed the muscle that cross the lumbar spine, but the "Core" is actually comprised of all the muscles that cross the spine, pelvis and/or hips. Look at the list below and take note of any muscles that you may not have considered a "Core Muscle" before this lesson. Consider, the effect that muscle may have on the pelvis.