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The Muscular System

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michael challoner

on 12 January 2014

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Transcript of The Muscular System

Muscles - Antagonistic Pairs
Identify the 11 main Muscles found in the body
Know the Roles of muscles in Movement and provide EXAMPLES of antagonistic pairs in action
Exam Questions
3 Types of Muscles

Skeletal or Voluntary

Controlled by the person.

Cardiac or Heart

Contracts constantly and automatically.

Smooth or Involuntary

Found in the bowel, gut and internal organs, works automatically.

Antagonistic Pairs
Biceps & Triceps
Flexion - Bicep contracts & Tricep relaxes
Extension - Tricep contracts & Bicep relaxes
Know the 3 TYPES of Muscle found in the body
Starter - Muscle for Movement
Q1. Which one of the following muscles is contracting to allow the cyclist in the photo to flex his leg at the knee? (1 mark)

What muscle is straigtening the knee?
What muscle flexes the elbow joint?
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