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I’m attending Dr. Pollack’s Skeletal Muscle Molecular Mechanics Seminar this February! Check it out, it’s exciting! Skeletal Muscle Molecular Mechanics   Share → Tweet

THE SKELETAL SYSTEM: DID YOU KNOW…

  10 Fun facts on the skeletal system: Did you know… 1) Bones consume nutrients. 2) The longest bone is the femur in the thigh. It makes up almost one quarter of the body’s total height! 3) Bones can rebuild themselves when broken. 4) The smallest bone is the stirrup deep in the ear. It is hardly longer then a grain of rice! 5) Accounting for approximately 20% of your body weight, the human skeleton is made up of bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. 6) There are four functions of... Read The Rest →

THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM: DID YOU KNOW…

10 Fun facts on the muscular system: Did you know… Muscles make up more then half your body weight.  The smallest muscle in the human body is the stapedius, which is found in your middle ear. Muscles can contract, pull, and relax, but they can’t push or stretch themselves.  Your body is made up of approximately 696 muscles.  The human body consists of 3 different kinds of muscles; Skeletal (voluntary), Smooth (involuntary), & Cardiac (heart). The most powerful muscles in the body are those that run the length of the... Read The Rest →

I stretch but it doesn’t seem to help

I hear this all the time “I stretch but it doesn’t seem to help, what am I doing wrong?” 5 tips on effective stretching: for the weekend warriors to the Olympians Stretch 3 x’s a day regardless of activity (morning, noon, & night). Hold every stretch for a minimum of 30 seconds up to 60 seconds for greatest benefit. Apply heat to affected tissue for 10 minutes before stretch. Stretch before, during & after any repetitive activity (work, sports, crafts). relax the muscle you are trying to stretch (do not... Read The Rest →

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