Functional role of muscles

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  • Functional roles of muscles
    • Agonistic pairs
      • Create movement when one muscle relaxes and the other contracts.
      • Biceps and Triceps
      • Quadriceps and Hamstrings
      • Pectorals and latissimus dorsi
    • Fixator
      • This stabilises the joint throughout a movement,helping to improve the efficiency of the agonist muscle.
    • Antagonist
      • This opposes the movement of an agonist by relaxing.When this contracts,the limb is restored to its starting position
    • Agonist
      • The primary instigator of a joint movement.The contraction of the agonist causes the limb of the relevant joint to move


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