I am going to talk for a few weeks on muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints.  First, let’s define each one.

A ligament a band of fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages, serving to support and strengthen joints.  Their usual responsibilities are to hold structures together and keep them stable.

A tendon is a highly organized connective tissue joining muscle to bone, capable of resisting high tensile forces while transmitting forces from muscle to bone.

A tendon moves the structure, the ligament stabilizes the structure.  Lig

A muscle is a band or bundle of fibrous tissue in a human or animal body that has the ability to contract, producing movement in or maintaining the position of parts of the body.

A joint is a structure in the human or animal body at which two parts of the skeleton are fitted together.  Joint have a joint capsule which is a ligamentous sac that surrounds the articular cavity of a freely movable joint, is attached to the bones, completely encloses the joint, and is composed of an outer fibrous membrane and an inner synovial membrane.  Notice it says ligamentous sac (get over that I said sac three times now).  Ligamentous means it had stability and strength to the joint.

I will talk about how each one works in the body in regards to movement next time.

Thursday’s WOD:


KB Shoulder Press: 3×8-10reps heavy as you can with good form.

Conditioning:  Compare to 1/20/15

5 Rounds

5-10 Pull Ups

10 Overhead Squats (you choose)

*Both movements must be done unbroken.  Choose the reps and weight that will challenge you, but you will complete every round.  If you are very good at pull ups, do chest to bar and choose between 10 and 15.   Some ideas for the OHS: 60kg/50kg/45/40/35/30/25kg.  Rest between rounds no more than 2min.  There is no rest between the pull ups and OHS.

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