In the following article we will check out quickly the types of muscles in our body and how they are discerned.
Agonist – A muscle that cause motion.
Antagonist – A muscle that can move the joint opposite to the movement produced by the agonist .
Target – The primary muscle intended for exercise.
Synergist – A muscle that assists another muscle to accomplish a movement.
Stabilizer- A muscle that contracts with no significant movement.
Dynamic Stabilizer – A Biarticular muscle that simultaneously shortens at the target joint and lengthens at the adjacent joint with no appreciable difference in length. Dynamic stabilization occurs during many compound movements.
Antagonist Stabilizer – A muscle that contracts to maintain the tension potential of a Biarticular muscle at the adjacent joint. The antagonist stabilizer may be contracted throughout or at only one extreme of the movement.