Rider Anatomy

Sam Jamieson Article

Rider Anatomy in Brief
Cartilage – connective tissue that supports soft tissues, provides a smooth and gliding surface for joints and assists the growth and development of bones.

Bone – Connective living tissue that is calcified.  Provides protection to vital organs, supports the bodies structure, acts as levers whilst combined with muscles creating movement and contains blood producing cells.

Joints – There are two types, Synovial , which are connected by an articular cavity and a solid joint which is joined by connected tissue.

Fascia – Connective tissue that separates, supports and connects organs and structures which carry vessels and nerves.

Muscle – There are 3 types of muscle in the body.  Skeletal muscle which is the powerful tissue of muscle in the body.  Cardiac muscle in the walls of the heart and Smooth muscle which is found in the walls in blood vessels for example, the eyeball, follicles in the skin.

Tendons – A tendon is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension.

Ligaments – a ligament is the fibrous tissue that connects bones to other bones.

Nerves – Each nerve is a cordlike structure that contains many nerve fibres. Within a nerve, each nerve fibre is surrounded by a layer of connective tissue.  The nerve provides a pathway for impulses to conduct signals throughout the body.

The saddle should help not hinder the rider and assist you with balance and keeping you centred.

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Date : 15th January 2015
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