Can One Muscle Really Turn Off Another? A Look at Reciprocal Inhibition

Photo By Pearson Scott Foresman [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons To answer this question, we need to define the term reciprocal inhibition: Reciprocal inhibition: Muscles on one side of a joint relax, in order to accommodate a contraction on the …

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What Are the Deep 6 Rotators and Why Are They a “Pain in Your Butt”?

Photo: Wiki creative commons You may have heard of the piriformis muscle (and piriformis syndrome), but did you know that it’s only one of the six small muscles that perform essentially the same movement? ┬áThe six deep external rotator muscles …

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