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All About Muscles

There are over 600 muscles in your body. Incredible aren’t you?

These muscles are served by nerves which link each individual muscles to the brain and spinal cord.

Muscles – 3 types

1. Skeletal Muscles – voluntary

Attached to tendons, (or Apo neurosis in a few places) to effect skeletal movement

Males are made up of 42% skeletal muscles

Females are made up of 36% skeletal muscles

2. Smooth Muscles – involuntary

Found within walls of organs and structures such as:

– oesophagus

– stomach

– intestines

– bronchi

– uterus

– urethra

– bladder

– blood vessels

– arrector pili in the skin (controls erection of body hair)

**This reminded me of the drug Lupron, it definitely affected my arrector pili because the hair on my body was standing on end for weeks when I was in anaphylactic shock from the drug. How interesting to finally find out why. Check out this article on Lupron:


The drug Lupron landed up in my muscles and organs and caused unbearable pain. I don’t know if it is because I have Fibromyalgia but in my body it caused severe body pain for months on end. It also affected the cardiac muscles (heart rate 41 bpm) as well as skeletal and smooth muscles.) Indeed, very interesting to see a connection.

3. Cardiac Muscles – involuntary muscle

– more akin in structure to skeletal muscles

found only in heart

Muscle Strength

A display of “strength” (e.g. lifting a weight) is a result of three factors that overlap:

Physiological strengthmuscle size, cross sectional area, available cross bridging, responses to training

Neurological strengthhow strong or weak the signal is that tells the muscle to contract

Mechanical strengthmuscle’s force angle on the lever, moment arm length, joint capabilities

– contrary to popular belief, the number of muscle fibers cannot be increased through exercise; instead the muscle cells simply get bigger

muscle fibres have a limited capacity for growth through hypertrophy and some believe they split through hyperplasia if subject to increased demand

**Apo neurosis – sheet like fibrous membrane, resembling a flattened tendon, that serves as a fascia to bind muscles together or as a means of connecting muscle to bone.



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