Muscle Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a group of progressive, genetic diseases in which the muscles that control movement degenerate and weaken. In some forms of this inherited disease, the heart and other involuntary muscles and organs are affected too. There are nine types of muscular dystrophy – (1) Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy (2) Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (3) Becker […]

How do the sensitivity of the muscles in the back

Plan: my experiment is to test how sensitive the muscles in the back can be and how well they can detect the number of prongs touching them from the hair pin which will decrease in size by 2mm each turn I will test each person one but with 10 sets of results from the tests […]

Frog Muscle Labs

A motor unit is a motor neuron and the muscle fiber It controls. A whole muscle is made up of hundreds of motor units that are handled by different motor neurons that react at dfferent levels of stimulation. The electric shock acts as an action potential by changing the membrane permeability allowing the sodium and […]


An electromyogram (EMG) is a test that is used to record the electrical activity of muscles. When muscles are active, they produce an electrical current. This current is usually proportional to the level of the muscle activity. An EMG is also referred to as a myogram. EMGs can be used to detect abnormal electrical activity […]

Muscle and Biceps

Today I am going to tell you a very important topic or atleast topic that most people would consider important in their own fitness program. And that is the question about how to build big and strong arms. It is not secret that virtually every lifter out there at the gym wants to build big […]

A Time for Commitment

A new moment, new day, new month and new year; everything is looking fresh and rejuvenate to me as a new sun shining after one whole year. The year 2010 is over and now we are moving forward in 2011 with lots of new opportunities for everyone. There were a lot of good and bad […]

Muscle Contraction

Neuronal signaling in muscle contraction is triggered when an action potential reaches the neuromuscular junction. At this junction, acetylcholine (ACh) is the main neurotransmitter. Packaged in vesicles, ACh fuses with the neuron’s membrane and is released into the synaptic cleft. ACh diffuses toward the motor end plate and bind to the neurotransmitter receptor on it. […]

How to Build Muscle

1. Develop a Technique Learn the proper way to do each exercise whether it is pushups or weight training. Developing a solid technique will maximize the workout and strengthen the muscles. Strength training is a method that should not be overlooked because it allows a person to start with minimal weight and add more weight […]

The importance of exercise

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important in order to have a long, healthy life. Exercise or physical activity is an essential part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle. The benefits of exercise are numerous. Physical activity proves our heart condition and tones our diaphragm to enable them to function efficiently. Good blood circulation prevents clotting […]

The main muscle groups of the body and their function

1.Describe the main muscle groups of the body and their function There are three main categories that the muscles in the human body fall into: •Skeletal Muscle Skeletal muscle is the foremost area of concern for a sports masseuse. The main functions of this muscle group is to move the body in a voluntary manner, […]

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