Is psoas major involved performing the abdomen exercises?

Michelle Allan,
Jan 03, 2018 4:37 AM

While working out my abdomen, I experienced a bit of a pain and I'm sure that was not the pain that the workout causes. It was completely a different kind of pain which I felt is taking place in the deep muscles of the abdomen. Although I've studied some basic anatomy so I'm aware about the muscles in the abdomen region but I'm totally blank about this one. 

It struck my mind that it can be psoas major muscle that can be involved in the process but I can't find any resource taht can clear my doubt. It would be agreat help if someone among you guys can bring this query of mine to an end. 

Thank you. 



Gabrielle Reid,
Re: Is psoas major involved performing the abdomen exercises?
Jan 05, 2018 1:28 AM

Hey Michelle,

I'm fitness counselor at TriFIT Wellness. Well it is quite difficult to understand the root cause of your pain also to pin point the exact muscle that is causing this pain. Can you please elaborate a bit on the exact location at which you are having the issue during workout?

I would strongly suggest you to look for a good gym counselor or a physician and address this issue, since you clearly mentioned it is not a normal pain. 

Just for your knowledge, it is highly unlikely that the psoas major muscle is damaged, as while working on the abdomen the load goes to external oblique, internal oblique and rectus abdominis. Here the anatomy of abdomin is well explained. Kindly look into it if you want to clear your doubts.

However, since this issue is not a normal one I would suggest you to ask a physician about the issue. Hope you get well soon.