Anatomy & Physiology

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Mind-Muscle Connection

The mind-muscle connection refers to the conscious effort to focus one’s attention on the contraction of a specific muscle or muscle group during exercise. This practice involves mentally engaging with the working muscle, aiming to isolate and enhance its activation without relying solely on the movement’s mechanical execution. Using this focus, individuals can potentially achieve […]

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Understanding the Three Types of Levers in the Human Body

Levers play a pivotal role in the human body, facilitating movement, lifting, and the application of force. These mechanisms are not only fundamental to machines but also are integral to our body’s functionality. This Muscle and Motion article delves into the three types of levers found within the human body: first-class, second-class, and third-class levers, […]

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Does Strengthening the Iliopsoas Matter?

In recent years, the topic of strengthening the iliopsoas muscle has sparked considerable interest and questions. One prevalent question is the necessity of additional strengthening for this muscle, particularly given its significant role in forward motion. In this Muscle and Motion article, I will answer those questions as a physical therapist and personal trainer.   […]

Ground Reaction Force

When we walk, run, or simply stand, there’s a silent yet powerful force at play, fundamental to our movement yet often unnoticed: the ground reaction force (GRF). This force is not just a key player in the biomechanics of our daily activities but also a crucial concept in fields like sports science, physical therapy, and […]

Muscle Contractions

The three different types of muscle contractions

In this Muscle and Motion detail article, you will discover the three primary types of muscle contractions–isotonic, isometric, and isokinetic–and their characteristics, examples, and applications. Gain insights into how these contractions contribute to various movements and exercises.   Introduction: Muscle contractions are fundamental to our ability to perform different movements. In this article, we explore […]

Anatomical Terminology

Human Anatomy Terminology

Human Anatomy Terminology: A Complete Guide. This complete Muscle and Motion guide provides the foundations of anatomy terminology and includes 3D illustrations and clear definitions of musculoskeletal practice. Anatomical terminology is a specialized language used by professionals in anatomy and health, such as doctors, physicians, physiotherapists, and fitness trainers. Anatomical terminology is based on Greek […]

Types of Joints

Types of Joints: A Detailed Classification Guide

This Muscle and Motion detailed guide will provide you with everything you need to know about each type of joint. Joints are the structures that connect every two bones in the skeletal system. Types of joints can be categorized based on the type of tissue present, such as fibrous, cartilaginous, or synovial , or by […]

the Knee Joint

Anatomy of the Knee Joint: Bones, Ligaments, and Muscles

In this detailed Muscle and Motion article, you will learn about the structure and function of the knee joint, including bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The anatomy of the knee joint is complex and intricate, allowing for a wide range of motion. In this article, we will explore the anatomy of the knee, its functions, […]