Thread: The Leather Man
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Old 07-26-2007, 03:33 PM   #2
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Re: The Leather Man

I think that the fascia not only surrounds muscles, but also interpenetrates them.

At least that's what wikipedia says about it

Deep fascia is the dense fibrous connective tissue that interpenetrates and surrounds the muscles, bones, nerves and blood vessels of the body.
Fascia is an uninterrupted, three-dimensional web of tissue that extends from head to toe, from front to back, from interior to exterior. It is responsible for maintaining structural integrity; for providing support and protection; and acts as a shock absorber.
Deep fascia can contract. What happens during the fight-or-flight response is an example of rapid fascial contraction . In response to a real or imagined threat to the organism, the body responds with a temporary increase in the stiffness of the fascia. Bolstered with tensioned fascia, people are able to perform extraordinary feats of strength and speed under emergency conditions. How fascia contracts is still not well understood...

Last edited by Franco : 07-26-2007 at 03:36 PM.
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