The Muscular System and Muscular Contractions

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QUESTION: What does ISOTONIC mean?
ANSWER: Isotonic is the muscle contraction, these are contractions that result in movement. The providing of movement in the limbs.
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QUESTION: What does ISOMETRIC mean?
ANSWER: Isometric means the muscle contractions, these are where the muscles contract but there is no visible movement. Also where the whole body weight is being held in a balance and there is no movement.
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QUESTION: The gymnast is holding a position on the dangling rings. What type of muscle contraction is taking place to allow the gymnast to hold this position?
ANSWER: The Isometric Muscle Contraction.
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QUESTION: Can you think of a short term effect of physical activity that you could suffer?
ANSWER: You could have, increase in muscle temperature, muscle fatigue (tire/ache), increased demand for oxygen, increased production of of carbon dioxide or increased lactic acid production.
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QUESTION: When you are injured, you are unable to train, what does this cause?
ANSWER: It causes muscle atrophy.
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QUESTION: Why does the muscular system need carbohydrates?
ANSWER: Because carbohydrates provide energy and top up the stored of glycogen in the liver and muscles. You find carbohydrates in bread, pasta or potatoes.
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QUESTION: What do you need if muscle fibres snap?
ANSWER: You need rest to help the fibres to repair and get stronger.
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QUESTION: Why does the body need protein?
ANSWER: Your body needs protein for growth and repair. It helps repair damaged muscles caused by injury or exercise. You find protein in fish and meat.
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QUESTION: What does ISOMETRIC mean?

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ANSWER: Isometric means the muscle contractions, these are where the muscles contract but there is no visible movement. Also where the whole body weight is being held in a balance and there is no movement.

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QUESTION: The gymnast is holding a position on the dangling rings. What type of muscle contraction is taking place to allow the gymnast to hold this position?

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QUESTION: Can you think of a short term effect of physical activity that you could suffer?

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QUESTION: When you are injured, you are unable to train, what does this cause?

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