Facial Muscles in Motion
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FlexEffect Facialbuilding Vs
Mainstream Facial Exercises
trademarked training technique, developed in 1979, separates
FlexEffect Facialbuilding from all other facial
exercises tell you to anchor the muscle (hold in
place) for resistance. FlexEffect
calls for pulling/stretching the muscle before you
contract. By first elongating the muscle you
will get what is known as a
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.
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
contraction: when the force of the muscle contracting
is stronger than the applied resistance.
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
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,