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What is muscular strength?

The amount of force a muscle can apply in a given contraction

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What is muscular endurance?

The ability of muscles to keep working for a long time

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What is the difference between a muscle sprain and strain?

Muscle sprain: ligament stretched too far or torn
Muscle strain: muscle or tendon stretched too far or torn

3

What are the three types of muscle?

Smooth, cardiac, skeletal

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What is produced when your muscles do not have enough oxygen? This is ____ to cells. Your muscles need ____ to get rid of it.

Lactic acid, poisonous, oxygen

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What is the acronym used when you get a strain or sprain?

R est
I ce
C ompress
E levate

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Muscles are bundles of _____.

Fibers

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When one muscle _____, the other _____.

(Two answers for each blank)

Flexes, extends

Contract, relax

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When a muscle moves away from the body, it is called ____. The opposite is called ____.

Abduction, adduction