11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Muscles
Did you know that to take one step you’re using 200 muscles or that it takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown? Continue reading to find out things that you probably never knew about your muscles.
There are three types of muscles in the human body – cardiac, smooth and skeletal. Cardiac muscle cells are located in the walls of the heart, smooth muscle fibers are located in the walls of hollow visceral organs, except the heart, and skeletal muscle fibers occur in the muscles which are attached to the skeleton, medlineplus.gov explains.[slideshow:90812]
If you want stronger muscles you need to eat the right foods – proteins, veggies, healthy fats. You should lift weights, use the proper technique, perform resistance training exercises, and always make sure that you warm up.
The morning after an intense weight training session can result in muscle soreness. It’s important to stretch, increase your protein and carb consumption, do cardio to warm up your muscles and stay hydrated.