The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    zen idiot Scott S's Avatar
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    How do the functions of the Biceps and Brachialis differ?

    I know that we have both for a reason, but they both seem designed to do the same motion...


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    Senior Member Gavan's Avatar
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    Biceps have three fonctions if you do the three you'll recruit every muscles in the biceps (include brachialis).

    1) supinate the hands
    2) flex the elbow
    3) shoulders flexion

    Any curl or chins movement will recruit all the muscles of the biceps if you do them with supinated hands.

    The fonction of brachialis is to help for the elbow flexion

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    zen idiot Scott S's Avatar
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    Well, see, I know what the two muscles are... the biceps is the "main" one, and the brachialis runs underneath it and attaches a little further out. My question is really: What does the brachialis do that the biceps can't, or needs help with? doesn't have a commentary on the motion of the brachialis except that it's used in elbow flexion, like the biceps.

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    Toughest Man in the World Bruise Brubaker's Avatar
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    You forgot about the brachioradialis, whose only fonction is also elbow flexion.

    Those muscles always work as synergists.

    I do not know how (would probably require a better knowledge of muscular physiology), but depending of their position, one is in a stronger position than the other and become the limiting factor of the elbow flexion (so when you train, it becomes the most fatigued one).

    I can think on how the muscles can be less effective, by contracting to move in a different way than what they are attached to (the articulation) can, but why then would the contraction be less intense?

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    Gonadius Maximus
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    brachialis is strongest flexor in the biceps.


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