The oblique slings are ultimately what gives us our three dimensional-ness!
(Im now making up anatomical terms)
But seriously the way these slings envelop us and wrap around the torso, taking us from a 2D to a 3D version of ourselves, really defines fascia and how it operates.
The anterior oblique sling consists (AOS) of (primarily) the internal and external obliques working together to compress the abdominal girdle and providing force closure to the pubic symphisis.
The AOS also works along side the lateral sling, especially when walking to stabilize the pelvis in the frontal/coronal plane. The adductors work with the internal oblique and contralateral external oblique to rotate the pelvis forward and allow effective but controlled heel strike.
The posterior Oblique sling consists of the latissimus dorsi (LD), the gluteus maximus (GM), and the inter-connecting thoracolumbar fascia (TLF). If you have been reading the previous blog posts on fascia, you will most likely be able to see how the POS would work along side the deep longitudinal Sling.
Stay tuned all week on Instagram for exercises that work this sling. It will not be hard to find exercises, you are probably already doing some without knowing it!