We continue our anatomical studies by exploring the human muscular system. Students will explore muscle types, muscle tissues, muscle functioning and interactions, muscle groups, muscle metabolism, and the various muscles found in the body – particularly those that control movement of major areas of the body.
This is perhaps the most complex area of anatomical studies in our art to date (there are other more complex areas later). Take your time and read each article with care. You will find a tremendous amount you can later utilize to control your own actions and to manipulate and control the actions and behaviors of others. You will find it most beneficial to read these articles multiple times and to study each carefully on every read-through.
You may also find numerous third-party resources useful in your studies. You are likely to find that any examination of a muscle or muscle group benefits from different perspectives or viewpoints. We encourage you to examine any of the multiple online three-dimensional anatomical websites that allow you to explore different areas of the human body in great detail. Sites you may find useful include www.biodigital.com (requires registration), www.innerbody.com, www.getbodysmart.com, and www.kenhub.com (among a great many others). There are also numerous mobile device apps that provide reference material in a more immediately accessible and interactive form. A quick Internet search using the term ‘human anatomy app’ and the type of mobile device will yield a great many apps (some paid, some free) you may find quite useful in your anatomical studies.
You will find that using an app or 3D website can greatly accelerate your understanding of the various muscles and their underlying attachment structures. More robust apps and websites can also help you study other areas of the human anatomy in greater detail. All of these apps will, at a minimum, provide you with an additional perspective that may make it easier to grasp our anatomical discussions.
We start with a basic understanding of muscle composition, metabolism, and control. Later we explore the major muscles and muscle groups and how they provide structural movement.
Brown Belt Anatomy