The Inner Axial Muscles
Inner Axial muscles are the key to holding your skeleton in its proper position. If you are experiencing pain in areas, it is most likely because you have an imbalance in parts of your body. The good news is these can be addressed by a professional anatomical therapist. We have seen over 40 thousand pain patients and are ready to help.
Your body has 639 muscles in total, which are divided into two major categories:
1. Major and minor movers: the biceps, triceps, quadriceps, calves, and hamstrings. They are specifically designed to move the skeleton. They make up 239 of the 639 muscles in the body. Movement is their only purpose and their only capability. They cannot hold skeletal position.
2. The “inner axial” muscles: These muscles are held closely to the spine, pelvic girdle, and shoulder girdle. They are the deep structural muscles. The inner axial muscles make up the remaining 400 muscles in the body and are specifically layered against the bones to hold the proper position of the skeleton. Because we are no longer running, jumping, leaping, climbing, crawling, pushing, or pulling, we are not using our own body weight on a regular basis. Our activities are limited to doing major and minor mover musculature training, because anytime we attach weight to our feet or hands, we automatically bypass the inner axial muscles and isolate the major and minor movers. You cannot fool this body of ours. It knows that there’s extra work to be done, so it recruits just those major and minor movers as it’s asked to do improper movement and motor patterns with weights attached. All of the things we talked about earlier such as sitting at the computer or in the car, hunched over a cell phone, and activities such as golf, tennis, soccer, and volleyball train the body to be in the wrong position.