Neuromuscular Techniques (NMTs) is an umbrella term including a variety of interventions affecting the nervous and muscular systems simultaneously. Trigger Point Therapy is perhaps the most common. Myofascial release and Positional Release are other examples.
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Breathing is something we do so automatically that we hardly ever pay attention to it or stop to ponder how it works. Through the carefully orchestrated actions of specific muscles, our thoracic cavity moves in synchrony with the lungs to supply us with our next breath…
The performance of a muscle can be measured by the contractile tension it can generate and the duration for which it can sustain it. The former one is usually referred to as strength, the latter one as endurance. These two variables are largely influenced by the types of muscle fibres that make up the muscle. These can be fast, slow, or intermediate
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Every process in the human body requires energy. Muscle contraction is no exception. Let’s explore the three different pathways that the body can take when creating and using energy for muscular actions.
The energy releasing molecule in the body is called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). It creates energy by breaking one of the bonds between the phosphates leaving one ADP (adenosine diphosphate) molecule, one P (phosphate molecule).
ATP --> ADP + P + energy
The body stores just enough ATP and other high-energy compounds to begin contraction. But the muscle fibres can generate ATP through various metabolic processes.
Martin Stefanov Petkov
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