Umm, excuse me, do you have any tape? Because I’m ripped…get it? Ripped? Oh well, we try. And yes, today we’re going to be talking about muscles. They’re those things that you use all the time. Seriously, they never stop. Whether it is your sphincter or chest muscles causing you to breathe, your cardiac muscles pumping blood through your body, or your eyelids constantly blinking, every second of every day there is a muscle somewhere in your body contracting. Here’s a fun fact for you – we can’t even define precisely how many muscles we have. Based on how you count them, you can have anywhere from several hundred to more than 50 billion. That’s a lot of muscles. Now, something critical to understand is that those muscles you typically think about (the big skeletal ones) only constitute a very small amount of the total number of muscles in your body. Most of your muscles are involved in little things that you never see like the muscles in your intestines helping you digest your food, for example, or the muscles inside your ears that help dampen and amplify sound. They are all important. These are 25 Interesting Truths About Your Musculoskeletal System That Are Truly Powerful!
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