Muscle pairs, also known as agonist-antagonist muscle pairs, work together to produce movement and maintain balance in our bodies. An agonist muscle is responsible for creating a specific movement, such as bending a joint or contracting a muscle, while the antagonist muscle opposes that movement and allows for controlled motion. For example, when you bend your elbow to lift a weight, the biceps muscle is the agonist responsible for flexing the elbow, and the triceps muscle is the antagonist that extends the elbow to bring the arm back to its original position. This cooperative relationship between agonist and antagonist muscles ensures smooth and controlled movements throughout our daily activities and exercise routines.

John Zarbock - Founder & CEO, BioFit StL