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Muscular Vocabulary

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Bicep
muscle at the front of the upper arm
Resistance
Exercise that involves working your muscles against free weights or your body's own weight (walking, running, push ups)
Endurance
ability or strength to continue or last without becoming tired
Cardiac muscle
type of muscle in the heart
Contract
to draw together
Musculoskeletal
muscular and skeletal systems
Skeletal muscle
muscle connected at either end with a bone
Flex
to bend
Extend
to increase in length
Ligaments
tissues that connect bones, hold organs in place
Muscles
tissues that cause motion in the body when contracted
Smooth muscle
found in the walls of internal organs, blood vessels, hair follicles
Tricep
muscle located at the back of the upper arm
Exertion
activity of using your muscles in various ways to keep fit
Involuntary
muscle controlled without thinking about it (pumping heart)
Tendons
connects muscle to bone
Voluntary
muscle whose action is controlled by the person (example: lifting arm)