Last week we discussed The Shoulder! This week We want to talk about the Back..
Did you know the back serves to:
- Support the body. Therefore, it must be solid.
- Allow movement. Therefore, it should be flexible.
- Contribute to maintaining a stable center of gravity at rest and, especially, when in motion.
- Protect the spinal cord with a bony encasement.
The spine must be flexible to allow for movement. This is why it is not composed of one solid bone, but 33 separate vertebrae, which are set one on top of the other and connected by a system of muscles and ligaments.
In order to maintain a stable center of gravity, back muscles should be strong so they may act as a counterweight and able to contract in order to compensate for body movements.
To protect the spinal cord, vertebrae have a special shape, with a foramen or canal to house the cord.
The spineThirty three vertebrae form the human spine
Lets Now talk Muscles........
There are an array of large and small back muscles in your body, but the most worked are the trapezius, latissimus dorsi and rhomboids. Keeping these muscles flexible and in shape is essential to fluid, pain-free movement. Working your Latissimus Dorsi which runs from your arm pit downwards will in time give you a great overall v shape.. Which is a wide upper back small waist..
There are over 640 muscles in the human body with the back roughly Having 56 muscles...
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