What is the main focus of convergent musces? (Many fibres, short length)?
Both power and range
What is the main feature(s) of pennate muscle?
Feather like muscle structure
Wide insertion point
All fibres forming the insertion point
Why are parallel muscles so called?
They run parallel to each other
Muscle fibres run parallel to the length
They run parallel to the bone
Why are fusiform muscles grouped in with parallel muscles?
Muscle fibres tend to run parallel
They have similar long thin, structures
They are both striated
Which of the following is strong but tires easily?
Which of the following is strong but has good endurance?
Why are Fusiform muscles so strong?
The parallel fibres
The central bulge
The wide insertion point
What increases as you increase muscle length?
Axis of movement
What increases the strength of a muscle?
Increase vol/no of muscle fibres
Increase length of muscle
Increase density of tendons