Posts Tagged ‘ligament’

Muscles and movement

Monday, November 16th, 2009
Sarcomeres in myofibrils of relaxed skeletal muscle from images.wellcome.ac.uk

Sarcomeres in myofibrils of relaxed skeletal muscle from images.wellcome.ac.uk

In this unit we will be looking at the following key questions:

Why do muscles work in pairs?

What is a sarcomere and what does it have to do with muscle contraction?

How do muscles contract?

A great presentation on this can be found here.

Good animations to help explain what’s going on can be found here.