On the stance of the animals

  • Giovanni Alfonso Borelli


So far we discussed at length the enormous motive force which Nature exerts in different muscles when performing the simplest movements to raise the limbs themselves and other heavy weights which they carry. The operations of the limbs and of all the animal, i.e. the different movements of the limbs and their results must be considered now in order to understand the mechanism of these operations. Firstly, we shall discuss the stance, i.e. the action of standing. This discussion not only is useful and pleasant to know for itself, but must be dealt with because walking occurs in standing and cannot be understood without understanding the stance.


Extensor Muscle Flexor Muscle Iliac Bone Erect Position Antagonistic Muscle 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

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  • Giovanni Alfonso Borelli

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