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As my first post on this new era of Workout Planet I’ll talk about a very effective workout program, which is training your agonist and antagonist muscles in the same training session.
Agonist are the muscles performing the movement or lets say extending and the antagonist is the flexor muscle, which does the opposite, these pairs of muscles are called Antagonists pairs.
Before you stop reading let me explain how this works, our body needs these antagonist pairs because our muscles can only extend themselves, that is when the antagonist muscle comes into play and pushes the agonist muscle into its original position.
A simple example is the Biceps and Triceps, when the biceps (agonist) contracts the triceps (antagonist) is relaxed and stretches back to its original position and vice versa.
Here is a list of Antagonist Pairs together with a workout program for you guys to try it out.
Chest & Back
Quadriceps-hamstrings Front & Back of the thigh
Tibialis anterior-gastrocnemius Shin & Calf
Biceps & Triceps
Right external obliques Left & Right side of the abdomen
(Same goes for the left side)
Deltoids-posterior deltoids Front & Back of the shoulder
Abdominus rectus-spinal erectors Abdomen & Lower back
Biceps-triceps Top & Underside of upper arm Extensors-flexors Forearm
Trapezius-deltoids Upper back and Shoulders
Check with your gym instructor or personal trainer for types of exercise and number of reps, as they are more aware of your limits and workout routine.