Skeletal Muscle and Other Tissue

Muscles Skeletal muscle is the (voluntary contractile tissue)  type of muscle that moves your skeleton. It is composed of muscle cells (fibers), layers of connective tissue (fascia) and nerves and blood cells. The infrastructure of a muscle is very similar to a tropical fruit like a lime. A broad sheet of fascia encases the whole fruit, […]


Carbohydrates play a crucial role in the human body, particularly for bodybuilders focusing on fat loss and muscle growth. They are the primary source of energy, fueling intense workouts and supporting overall performance.Carbohydrates are essential for muscle growth. When consumed, carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which is stored as glycogen in the muscles. During […]


Fat plays several essential roles in the human body, particularly in relation to bodybuilding, fat loss, and muscle growth. While often associated with weight gain, the right types and amounts of fats are crucial for optimal performance and body composition.In bodybuilding, dietary fat is important for hormone production. Certain hormones, such as testosterone, are vital […]


Proteins play a crucial role in the human body, especially for individuals engaged in bodybuilding. They serve as the building blocks for muscles, tissues, enzymes, hormones, and antibodies. When it comes to bodybuilding, protein consumption is essential for muscle growth, repair, and maintenance.During intense workouts, muscle fibers undergo micro-tears, and consuming an adequate amount of […]

Directional Terms

When learning anatomy it is important to know directional terms in order to help understand the position of a structure relative to another. Most directional terms can be grouped into pairs that have an opposite meaning Ie. anterior (front) and posterior (back).It is also a good idea to understand the planes of the body which […]

Muscle and Other Tissue

This post is a simplified description of the various types of connective tissue that make up our bodies and where some of the connective tissue types are found.  Connective tissue is also found in other parts of the body which are not mentioned here. This list has been condensed to focus on muscle anatomy and […]

Understanding Muscle Names

Naming of Muscles Learning the names of muscles can be very confusing or even overwhelming for someone learning this information for the first time. I would suggest you study the skeletal system and bone surface markings on the understanding bones page prior to skeletal muscles as learning the names of the bones and their parts […]

Understanding Bones

Understanding Bones An adult human skeleton consists of 206 named bones. Many of these bones are paired with one on either side of the body (left and right). Infants and children have more than 206 bones because some bones fuse later in life. An example of this would be the sternum which consists of the […]

The Skeletal System

Axial Skeleton Cranium (8) The cranium has 8 bones and rest on the top of the vertebral column. The skull bones are grouped into two categories; cranial bones and facial bones. There are eight cranial bones. Frontal bone Parietal bones (2) Temporal bones (2) Occipital bone Sphenoid bone Ethmoid bone There are fourteen facial bones; […]