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what is a agonistic pair ?

a pair of muscles that are arranged in pairs either side of a joint when one relaxes and one contracts for movement to occur e.g biceps and triceps at elbow joint

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what is the agonist ?

the muscle or group or muscles that contract to cause movement

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what is the antagonist ?

the muscle or group of muscles thats relax to cause movement

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what is a isotonic contractions ?

when the muscle changes shape when it contracts

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what is isometric contractions ?

when muscle stays the same length when it contracts

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what is concentric ?

when the muscle contracts and shortens

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what is eccentric ?

when the muscle contracts and lengthens