Muscular System

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WHAT I NEED TO KNOW
Types of
Muscles
The Major
Posture Muscles and
actions
MUSCLES
Types of Muscle Fibre
Contraction Types
What
How
Happens
Muscles
When we
Work
Exercise

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WHAT DO OUR MUSCLES DO?
OUR MUSCLES:
· Enable us to move our body parts.
· Give us our individual shape.
· Protect and keep in place our abdominal organs.
· Enable us to maintain good posture.
· Help in the circulation of our blood.
· Generate body heat when they contract.
THERE ARE OVER 600 SKELETAL MUSCLES
IN THE BODY- 150 IN THE HEAD AND NECK.

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TYPES OF MUSCLE
We can put muscles into 3 types based on
how they work:
· Skeletal/Striped or Voluntary Muscle
· Smooth or Involuntary Muscles.
· Cardiac Muscle

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SKELETAL or VOLUNTARY MUSCLES
They are under our conscious control.
This means we instruct them to
perform everyday actions such
as walking, running and jumping.
How many can you name?

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