Exercise Physiology is at the heart of every champion athlete. Every training system, every performance enhancement, even the prevention and rehab of injuries comes first from a sound understanding of how the body responds to exercise and stress. But it’s not just the elite that can benefit from this understanding… Amateur and aspiring pros alike … Read more

Muscular System Diagram Posterior (Back) View

This muscular system diagram shows the major muscle groups from the back or posterior view. To see a muscular system picture from the anterior (front) view click here. Occipitalis Semispinalis Capitis Splenius Capitis Sternocleidomastoid Trapezius Deltiod Teres Minor Teres Major Triceps Brachii Latissimus Dorsi Brachioradialis Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus Anconeus Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Extensor … Read more

Muscle Anatomy & Structure

What does skeletal muscle consist of? How does it contract? Muscle anatomy can get quite complex… and that’s even without mentioning the physiology of muscle contraction! This article breaks skeletal muscle down into its smallest parts and examines the amazing processes that bring about all our movements… Every one of the body’s 430 skeletal muscles … Read more

The Lactate Threshold

If VO2 max is your aerobic endurance potential then your lactate threshold plays a significant role in how much of that potential you are tapping. Lactate threshold has been defined as: The point during exercise of increasing intensity at which blood lactate begins to accumulate above resting levels, where lactate clearance is no longer able to keep … Read more