Ever wonder why everyone feels tight in the same places?? (like upper traps)
There are actually different types of muscles in the body.
TONIC MUSCLES are prone to tightness.
They are made to hold up your beautiful royal posture like the queen or king you are!
They are made to hold for a loooong time.
But because they’re always active, they can get tight.
They fatigue slowly which is a good thing…it allows you to remain standing without just randomly collapsing.
And if you make them mad by incorrectly loading them, they tend to shorten and hold their position even tighter.
Let’s show appreciation for these long-enduring muscles by remembering to relax them and stretch them.
And giving them the occasional massage ahhhhhhh
Muscles of mastication
Scalenes (ok these are anterior, middle, and posterior)
TFL (ok these are lateral)
Lumbar and Cervical Erectors
Thigh Adductors (ok these are medial)
Ever wonder why some of the muscles in the body are weak? Like how some people have trouble with triceps exercises?
PHASIC MUSCLES are prone to weakness.
Most are meant for quick, strong, powerful movements.
They are composed of over 51% fast-twitch muscle fibers, and they fatigue easily. So we tend to keep them relaxed.
If you don’t perform the powerful movements the muscles love, these muscles lose their power!
Deep neck flexors
Vastus Medialis and Lateralis
Peronei (ok these are lateral)
Middle and Lower Trapezius
Gluteus Maximus, Medius, and Minimus