Muscles in Motion
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Acknowledgment with special
thanks is extended to the author of Artnatomy Victoria Contreras Flores
FlexEffect Facialbuilding Vs Mainstream Facial Exercises
Our trademarked training
technique, developed in 1979, separates FlexEffect Facialbuilding from all other
facial exercise programs.
Mainstream facial exercises tell you to anchor the muscle
(hold in place) for resistance. FlexEffect Facialbuilding® calls for pulling/stretching the muscle before you contract.
By first elongating the muscle you will get what is known as a *concentric
contraction and just as important Facialbuilding also uses *eccentric
contractions commonly known as negative phase training, this
particular type of contraction renders huge results. The two types of contractions
mentioned allow a greater advantage in building the muscle. FlexEffect
Facialbuilding is also the only training that addresses the aging affect of
facial-bone-atrophy and the loss of collagen and elastin. Jolting and
Pressure Reps were developed by FlexEffect for bone-remodeling and Cross
Stretching for skin remodeling.
*eccentric contraction: when the resistance is greater
than the force generated by the muscle i.e., the individual fibers of the muscle contract
but the force (pull) is so great the muscle actually lengthens.
*concentric contraction: when the force of the
muscle contracting is stronger than the applied resistance.
Some Muscle Info:
Deep lines or furrows of the
face are classified as dynamic or static. Dynamic lines appear with movement i.e. the
activity of facial muscles when you smile or frown. Static lines are unchanged with muscle
movement such as Crows Feet. Eventually dynamic lines become static.... Oh
Every muscle of the face
is there to do a specific job. For instance, there’s a muscle that opens the eye, and
one that closes the eye, a muscle to lift the eyebrow, and one to lower the eyebrow. In other words, for every muscle that does one
job there is another one to do the exact opposite. The muscles that do the exact opposite
are called ’antagonistic muscles. These
muscles work as a team. When one is shortened
(contracted) the other muscle is lengthened to the same extent.
When we make
a facial expression, only a portion of the muscle is being used… otherwise we would be
making some pretty outrageous faces! If one
muscle is constantly contracted, than its antagonistic muscle is constantly relaxed. Over time, this constant state partial contraction
and relaxation (everyday expressions) cause the muscles to lose tone. When facial muscles
begin to lose tone (starts around mid twenties) you’ll begin to see expression lines.
Yes, there are other factors involved in making that line (photo damage etc.) but the
muscle that was used to… lets say… pull back (smooth out) a frown just doesn't SNAP
back the way it used to.
The only way to maintain muscle
tone is to use all of our muscle fiber to maximum. Do
we do this daily? ... no…why…not in our nature....why... natures way of allowing are
bodies to age. Can you do something about it….
yes…. build, build, build.