Bones form the basic skeletal framework. It is essential for you to know your bones when you workout. Just like it is important to know about guns for a soldier, pen for a writer, angles for an architect and ingredients for a cook.
When you workout, you move your muscles, which are set across joints. Knowing more about your skeletal framework is imperative for anyone involved in physical activities, so as to use them efficiently. Here is a small anatomical lesson on the bones of your body:
Your body has 206 bones, some soft and supple others stronger than stones.
Your anatomical structure comprises bones of variable shapes, sizes and length, the compact ones provide support while the spongy provide strength.
Long, short, irregular,flat and sesamoid, Along with supporting soft tissues they are known for the protection to internal organs they provide.
The axial skeleton forms the central axis to which the appendicular skeleton is attached , it includes the skull, ear ossicles, hyoid, rib cage, sternum and vertebral column on your back.
The appendicular skeleton helps you with moving yourself and other things, it includes the pelvic girdles, scapula, clavicle and your limbs.
Bones would be useless on their own so they unite to make us stand, they provide us our erect postures, the difference between animals and man.
The cranium protects your brain, and your back has the vertebral chain,
The upper arm has the bone humerus where your biceps reside, the clavicle connects your axial and appendicular skeleton, one on either side.
The radius and ulna on the forearm and tibia fibula below the knee, always stick together like everlasting buddies.
The rib cage forms a jail and the coccyx is also called the tail.
You have Carpals, metacarpals on the wrist and hand and Tarsals and metatarsals on the ankle and the foot, get sprained easily when in the wrong plane they are shook.
Maxila and mandible are around the mouth from where you eat, phallanges form the fingers of both hand and feet.
The smallest bones is stapes found in the ear, the largest femuris located near the thigh, one makes you hear well the other makes you jump high.
The back contains the scapula also called the shoulder baldes, whereas your chest contains the sternum along with the rib cage.
The multiple bones are connected at certain points, this articulation of cartilage and bones, which is remembered only when it pains. is referred to as a joint.
Joints maybe immovable, movable or in between, na,ely Synarthrodial, Diarthrodial and Amphiarthrodial, toughest words my eyes have seen.
Fibrous joints are held together by connective tissue, remembering Syndemossis(shafts of radius and ulna) and Gomphosis(Tooth socket) is a big issue.
Cartilaginous joints are held together by hyaline or fibro cartilage, Synchondroses( At sternum and Rib) and Symphyses( intervertabral disks) appear more like names of creatures from the Juraasic age.
Synovial Joints are characterize most joints of the body and comprise a joint cavity, pronouncing Arthrodial(Acromioclavicular Joint), Ginglymus(Elbow and knee), Condyloid(Wrist), Sellar, (Thumb), Enarthrodial(Hip and Shoulder), and Trochoidal (Humeroradial) makes me lose sense of gravity.
The cervical, thoracic and lumbar joints make you stand tall, the pelvic joint link you to your pillars so that you dont fall.
The shoulder connects your body with your arm, the knee and the elbow are similar except the patella which prevents frictional harm.
This is the story about your joint and your bones, these are the underlying framework below the muscular zone.