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the Main Muscles of Movement

How to work with your 5

Main Muscles of Movement.

the 5 main muscles of movement labelled, paired, left and right sides. Trapezius, rectus abdominis, gluteus maximus, pelvic floor (group of muscles) and rectus femoris.

Look at all the pictures.

Find the muscles on your body.

Anatomy can seem like a lot of hard-to-remember names and directional terms that can get very confusing.  (It's easy to zone out, even when you understand the terminology).

Don't get bogged down in the details - you need to know where your main muscles of movement are on your body, not what all the bits are called.

For each of the 5 (paired) main muscles of movement there is a "keeping it simple" section (all you need to know) and an "in detail" page with further information and more pictures.

Work with your main muscles of movement in 3 (over-lapping) stages:

1. Find a connection to your Base-Line muscles.

baseline muscles the pelvic floor and rectus abdominis a solid base for healthy movement and our central line from pelvis to chest. like two stacks of muscle panels to be activated in sequence to support the rest of the body.

keeping it simple:

pelvic floor and

rectus abdominis

in detail:

pelvic floor and

rectus abdominis

Engage and elongate your Base-Line.

With every breath in.

All the time - whatever you are doing - focus on your Base-Line muscles getting stronger and longer, supporting the rest of your body.   Use the roll-down action and start to feel the power of your Base-Line.

2. Connect your Base-Line to your legs.

baseline to legs. gluteus maximus and rectus femoris muscles of each leg working together.  The rectus femoris attaches to the front of the pelvis and runs down the front of the thigh forming part of the common tendon of the quadriceps femoris muscle group which attaches to the kneecap then continues as the patellar ligament attaching to the top of the tibia/shin bone.

keeping it simple:

gluteus maximus and  

rectus femoris

in detail:

gluteus maximus and  

rectus femoris

3. Connect your Base-Line to your upper body.

trapezius muscles view from the back. from midback to the bump midline on the back of the skull. Extending from shoulder to shoulder like a kite-shaped sheet.  Supporting the head and arms when connected to baseline support.

keeping it simple:

trapezius

in detail:

trapezius

It takes practice and concentration to activate muscles if you are not used to using them.

Give your brain time to figure out where to send the messages.  It'll make mistakes along the way (activating wrong areas of muscles), or sometimes nothing might seem to be happening - you just have to keep trying.

At some point, the messages will get through to the right destination.  From then on, it becomes easier to find the connection again and to start to become aware your body's alignment in relation to your Base-Line.

Keep your main muscles of movement in mind throughout the day, feeling for their relative positions as you engage your Base-Line with every breath in.   breathing technique

Relax, try different positions and keep practicing!

Please contact me if you have any comments or suggestions on how to make the anatomy pages as easy to understand as possible.

Life does not have to be painful.

 OPTIMISING THE USE OF YOUR MUSCLES = BETTER HEALTH.

MOVEMENT SHOULD START FROM YOUR BASE-LINE SUPPORT.

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