Intra-abdominal Pressure: Pressure generated within the abdominal cavity when the diaphragm and deep torso muscles contract. This aids in supporting the vertebral column during lifting by means of the abdominal tissue and fluid being kept under pressure by contraction of the surrounding muscles. Go here for some further discussion.
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