Feb 142017
 

The stabilization chain supports each dancer’s arc and the arch of connection. The quantity of muscle contraction increases for movements and moments requiring more force.

Triceps

Triceps

Anatomical Function: The triceps extend and stabilize the elbow joint.
Tango Function: Maintains tautness in the embrace.

Shoulder External Rotators

Infraspinatus and Teres Minor (Shoulder External Rotators)

Anatomical Function: Infraspinatus and teres minor are part of the Rotator Cuff muscle group. These two externally rotate the humerus.
Tango Function: Ensures that embrace is accurately conveying the direction and force created by lower body.

Transverse Abdominus

Transverse Abdominus

Anatomical Function: The Transverse Abdominus stabilizes the pelvis and thoracic (middle) spine.

Tango Function: Supports upright posture, gently, leaving hip flexors relaxed and hips flexed.

This is not an accurate drawing; the transverse is much closer to the spine.

If you have pilates equipment, you can do the “elephant” exercise with a reformer or a ball or try wool socks on a smooth floor.

Piriformis

piriformis

Anatomical Function: The Piriformis muscles are in the muscle group of hip rotators. They externally rotate the femur.
Tango Function: Stabilizes the hip and holds external rotation of the base leg.

The Tango Stabilization Muscle Chain

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 14 February 2017