The human body is the most unique natural machine. It is designed to perform tasks and activities of daily living at its optimum level. May it be daily chores, playing games, or exercise; the body has an adaptive ability to perform these very well. However, like every other machine, if used abusively will also be bogged down in different sorts of ways. One of the most common bodily function failures is muscle fatigue. Everyone else uses this term to explain how their muscles feel after performing strenuous exercises or rigid sets of activities.
Muscles are part of the muscular system that gives form and shape to the body as well as produces force and causes its locomotion. Every move made by the body; the muscles are responsible as they move synchronically to produce the desired movement of the body. The skeletal body actions performed by every human being are called the voluntary contraction of the muscles. It is classified as slow twitch and fast twitch. To understand it easier just bear in mind that slow twitch fibers are contracting for a very long time but uses a small amount of force; whereas the fast twitch fibers are contracting in a fast pacing but has a very fast fatigability.
Knowing the muscles ability to contract will help in better understanding of muscle fatigue. Athletes and people who are working with heavy equipments and hard physical work are using their muscular system most of the time. Vigorous set of activities and body movements results to the declination in the ability of our muscle to generate the amount of force the body needs for it to move; this weakened ability of the muscles to give power is known as muscle fatigue. Most commonly, it is caused in due to severe physical exercises. The fatigability of the muscle is not only caused by the hindering of the capability of the nerve to produce a signal but as well as the reduction of calcium’s capability to fuel a contraction. In easy understanding; the muscles are fatigued in due to severe usage and it may also caused by the interference in the contracting signal and weakened ability of calcium that acts as the driving force for the muscles to contract.
Everything done in excess will usually yield bad results. Muscles are responsible for contraction and flexion of our body; straining them will cause fatigue that hinders normal muscle function. Make sure to take rest in between dynamic and vigorous physical undertakings, this allows the muscles to regenerate the lost force. Consulting a trusted osteopath can ease the pain brought by muscle fatigue.
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