Ex our biceps and triceps are an antagonisgc pair

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Unformatted text preview: daGvely Muscle properGes  ­ Muscles work in antagonisBc pairs because they can only forcibly shorten  ­ Muscle force is proporGonal to Cross SecGonal Area of muscle.  ­ Muscle tension is determined by frequency of acGon potenGals  ­ Muscle tension reaches a maximum at an opGmal middle length  ­Velocity and force are inversely proporGonal  ­ContracGons can be isometric, isotonic, eccentric or concentric Muscles come in pairs Muscles can only forcibly shorten therefore they must work together to accomplish a full range of moGon. Ex. Our Biceps and Triceps are an antagonisGc pair. Togther they flex and extend the forearm. Muscle properGes  ­ Muscles work in antagonisGc pairs because they can only forcibly shorten  ­ Muscle force...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2014 for the course PCB 3712 taught by Professor Leighty during the Winter '09 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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