MUSCLE ACTIONS - Stabilizer _ acts to steady or fixate a...

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MUSCLE ACTIONS Muscles can act in any, or all of the following ways, depending upon the joint movement required: Agonist (prime mover) _ causes the movement (always specify the movement). Antagonist _ opposes the agonist (always specify the movement opposed). Works cooperatively with the agonist by reciprocal relaxation, allowing the agonist to shorten. Alternatively, co- contracts to brake a movement or control a movement.
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Unformatted text preview: Stabilizer _ acts to steady or fixate a bone to which a contracting muscle is attached (always specify what bone or body part is held firm). Enables a firm base of support or anchor for the contracting muscle. Neutralizer _ acts to prevent an undesired action of an agonist (when the agonist can perform more than one function). Always specify the agonist action which is neutralized....
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course EXS 31757 taught by Professor Brennan during the Spring '10 term at Oakland University.

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