Muscular system roles

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1. What are flexors and extensors?

  • Muscles that stabalise joints and limbs whilst no movement is occuring
  • Muscles that shorten and straighten under contraction to move limbs
  • Muscles that work with and against each other to bend or straighten limbs
  • Muscles that move limbs towards and away from the body in pairs
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2. What are isometric contractions?

  • Muscles that work to move limbs towards the body
  • Muscles that work to stabalise a stable joint/limb
  • Muscles that work to bend or straighten a limb
  • Muscles that work to move limbs away from the body

3. What are adductor muscles?

  • Muscles that move limbs towards the body
  • Muscles that move limbs away from the body
  • Muscles that shorten
  • Muscles that lengthen

4. What is the role of the abdominal muscles?

  • To aid digestion and provide a stable structure
  • To shape our bodies and keep us fit
  • To keep the body straight and allow movement around the stomach
  • To protect the abdominal organs and allow flowing movement

5. What are abductor muscles?

  • Muscles that shorten and lengthen under contraction
  • Muscles that work to move limbs toward the body
  • Paired muscles that work to move limbs away from the body
  • Muscles that bend or straighten a limb/joint

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