Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Balancing Opposite Muscles

Let us discuss opposing muscle balances -- which is not to be confused with a previous subject I posted on which is the potential for muscle imbalances on the right and left side of the body.  

Our bodies are designed for opposing muscles to work together.  That is, biceps with triceps, chest with back, quads with hamstrings, abs with lower back, and hip adductors together with hip abductors.    We need opposing groups to be in “balance” for flexibility, strength, posture and to prevent injuries. 

So what is the message here?  Be sure you work your chest as hard as you do your back, your abs as intensely as you do your lower back, just to give two examples.  If any muscle group is lagging, be sure to give it extra attention until you obtain that balance.

Stay tuned………….

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