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Muscle categories


Muscles, one of the reasons we go to the gym is we want to develop strong muscles

, however it is the CNS ( central nervous system) that selects coordinated synergistic movement of the muscles. There are 3 categories of muscles :

Agonists are prime movers .

Antagonists act in opposition to prime movers.

Synergists assist the prime movers .

the body during movement by the prime movers and synergists.


These muscles are work together to perform movements during exercise.


Source: The science of movement , PES, NASM


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