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1

What is an isotonic contraction

The contraction of muscles and lengthening to create movement at a joint

Push-ups, running

2

What are isometric contractions

The contraction of muscles that lead to no movement

Holding a handstand

3

What is the concentric phrase

The shortening of a muscle

4

What is the eccentric phrase

The lengthening of a muscle

5

Definition of antagonistic pairs

When one muscle contracts and the other relaxes to create movement at a joint

6

Where is the deltoid muscles

Shoulder muscle


To the side

7

Where are the pectoralis major muscles

The chest muscles

8

Where is the bicep muscles

The front muscles on the upper arms

9

Where are the abdominal muscles

Stomach muscles


- 6 pack
- v lines

10

Where are the quadricep muscles

The front upper muscle on the leg

11

Where is the trapezius muscles

Upper back, shoulder muscle

12

Where are the tricep muscles

The upper, back muscles on the arms

13

Where is the latimus Doris muscle

The centre back muscles

14

Where is the erector spinae

The spinal column

15

Where is the gluteus maximus muscles

The bum muscles

16

Where is the hamstring muscles

The back upper leg muscles

17

Where is the gastrocnemius muscles

The back power muscles on the legs

18

Hypertrophy definition

To gain muscle mass

19

Atrophy definition

To lose muscle mass due to lack of training or overtime

20

Q)

Which of the following muscles allows abduction of the arm at the shoulder during a tennis serve?

Latimus dorsi
Pectorals
Deltoid
Triceps

Deltoid