antagonistic muscle

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Noun1.antagonistic muscle - (physiology) a muscle that opposes the action of anotherantagonistic muscle - (physiology) a muscle that opposes the action of another; "the biceps and triceps are antagonistic muscles"
muscle, musculus - one of the contractile organs of the body
agonist - a muscle that contracts while another relaxes; "when bending the elbow the biceps are the agonist"
antagonist - a muscle that relaxes while another contracts; "when bending the elbow the triceps are the antagonist"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
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"I also recommend antagonistic muscle pairing as well -- front to back, for example, quad and hamstring."
Rene Descartes (1596-1650) already pointed out that "the only reason for every movement of limbs is shortening of a muscle by contraction associated with elongation of its antagonistic muscle. The only reason for contraction of a muscle against its antagonists is because larger amount of 'pneuma' comes from the brain to the muscle".
03 Which is the antagonistic muscle in the right eye for the motility position shown in the image?
Sherrington's (1947) observed that, if one group of muscles is stimulated, an antagonistic muscle group will be inhibited, and vice versa.
Increasing hip extension has been shown to remove inhibitory influences on antagonistic muscle groups.
Antagonistic muscle weakening surgery and/or conventional recession-resection of the horizontal and/or vertical muscles of the contralateral eye was performed 2 months later, as needed.
High levels of strength and muscle strength balance between antagonistic muscle groups may be used to protect the knee during jumping and landing activities [7].
This created an unbalanced state which disturbed the pressure activity of the antagonistic muscle actuators.
Also, the current study is different from several studies that investigated the effects of pre-activation of antagonistic muscle assessed by isokinetic equipment (that differ from the real conditions found in gyms and training centers) in the conventional resistance training machines was used.
Physical activity is reduced by 60-70%, but work on antagonistic muscle groups and balance continues.
Imbalances in strength, inappropriate synergistic muscle contractions (actions of assistance), or antagonistic muscle contractions (actions of resistance) are just a few of the biomechanical errors that compromise performance or lead to injury.
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