Pelvic muscles, pelvic floor, pelvic region, pelvic - numerous terms around the pelvis, especially women, suggest that you should do something for this anatomical structure. But what exactly is there to train? The pelvis, commonly referred to as pelvis, generally refers to the part of the body that lies between the abdomen and legs and consists of many formations: muscles and ligaments, bones and joints, but also organs such as the rectum, bladder and ovaries.
Subdivision of the pelvis
The basin can be subdivided further:
- Important is the bony pelvis, ie the bones that connect the spine with the femurs. Since these are arranged in a ring, one speaks of pelvic girdle (or pelvic ring - especially in the context of bone fractures of the pelvis). Often, the term pelvis also means only this bony structure.
- The pelvic girdle comprises the pelvic space, which connects upwards - at the pelvic entrance - to the abdominal cavity and down - the pelvic outlet - is closed by a solid plate of muscles and ligaments, the pelvic floor (Diaphragma pelvis).
The pelvis must protect the nerves, blood vessels, and organs within and support their weight. It connects the legs to the trunk, absorbs the body weight and transfers it evenly to the legs. In addition to the spine, it plays an important role in our upright posture. In women, the pelvis provides space for the growing child and for his birth.