Anatomy Monday: Muscular System




Muscles move us- literally.

Understand how they work.

Protect them, protect your body.

We only get one body- there are no upgrades or trade-ins.






26 September, 2016

Quadratus Lumborum

The quadratus lumborum is a group of back muscles that attach from the lumbar spine (your lower back) to the hip.  They are typically responsible for lower back pain in people who sit at a desk for extended periods of time.  Daily lateral stretching of this muscle can prevent lower back pain from beginning in the first place. Try JōbuFIT’s Lateral Sittin’ Stretch: The Reach




19 September, 2016

4 Sets of Abdominal Muscles

Ever wonder why it is so hard to get “six-pack” abs?  It’s because the muscles that create that iconic look, the rectus abdominis muscles, are the second deepest set of muscles in your belly.  The three other abdominal muscles are just as important, though!  To maintain a strong core, you must perform 4 separate exercises to target each muscle individually. So don’t ignore your transverse abdominis, internal oblique, and external oblique muscles. Try the JōbuFIT setup to learn how to engage your core while sitting!



12 September, 2016

Quads and Hamstrings

The leg muscles commonly known as the “QUADS” are actually a group of four muscles responsible for keeping your knee straight while you stand.  Your “HAMSTRINGS” are a collection of three muscles that work together to bend your knees.  With that in mind, it is easy to see why you need to pay them both the same amount of attention while exercising your legs



5 September, 2016


Fingers to Forearms

There are no muscles in your fingers.  Instead, they are controlled by tendons that are attached to muscles in your forearm.  There are “pulley systems” that allow your wrist and individual finger joints to bend.  A very similar anatomical structure is present in your feet, as well.



29 August, 2016


Bones hold us upright, but without muscles we would be going nowhere! Most moving joints have, at least, two sets of muscles attached to them and act in opposition to aid in the joint’s utility.  For example, muscles at the elbow: one set bends, while another set straightens it.




L0011864 Anatomical sketches after Valverde; muscles. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images Anatomical sketches after Valverde; muscles. Pen and Ink early 17th century Juan de Hamusco Published: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0

L0011864 Anatomical sketches after Valverde; muscles.