|The abdominal muscles are:
Bariatrics primarily relates to the surgical management of obesity. The surgery is performed as open surgery through one long incision.
- Transverse abdominals-aid breathing and lateral bending.
- The internal obliques-aid breathing, support the abdomen, rotate the spine, flex the spine and laterally flex the spine.
- The external obliques- aid breathing, support the abdomen, flex torso forward, rotate the ribs and pelvis in opposite directions, tilt the pelvis and laterally flex the spine.
- Rectus abdominis-flex the spine forward.