Muscular System

Abdominal muscles

“Spare TIRE around their abdomen”:

  • Transversus abdominis
  • Internal abdominal oblique
  • Rectus abdominis
  • External abdominal oblique

Erector spinae muscles

I Love Sex”:

From lateral to medial:

  • Iliocostalis
  • Longissimus
  • Spinalis

Alternatively: “I Long for Spinach”

“Sex” helps you think of “Erector”, but “Long” and “Spinach” help you remember the muscles’ names.

Erector spinae muscles

I Like Standing”:

From lateral to medial

  • Illiocostalis
  • Longissimus
  • Spinalis

Erector spinae muscles: order

Spinalis is on the spine (most medial).

Iliocostalis is on the ribs (most lateral).

And it’s a Long (Longissimus) way between the spine and the ribs!


 You can suggest more mnemonics …

Warm regards,

Dr. Indrajit Rana


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