THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM!

The System That Gives You MUSCLES!

What's the system that makes you strong?

If you answered the muscular system, then you're right! The muscular system consists of 3 parts: skeletal, smooth, and cardiac (Car-de-ac). Without muscles, you would have no ability to move, and therefore wouldn't even be here right now. Muscles are specialized tissues in your body that contain thousands of movable, elastic fibers. A particular type of muscle tissue, called skeletal muscle, is attached to bones throughout your body. When you want to move, your brain sends signals to these muscles and tells them to adjust the position of your underlying skeleton. if you don't take care of you're body by not stretching or taking bad steroids (Stare-oydz) you can get seriously injured or even die.
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STEROIDS

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Physical Therapy!

Physical therapy or physiotherapy often abbreviated to PT is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention therapy using movements. It is carried out by physical therapists known as physiotherapists in most countries like the United States. It also helps people with sports injuries, in addition to clinical practice, other activities encompassed in the physical therapy profession include research, education, consultation, and administration. In many settings, physical therapy services may be provided alongside, or in conjunction with, other medical services.

Steroids

"Steroids" has more than one meaning. Your body naturally produces some steroids, to help you fight stress and grow bigger and stronger. There's also a type of medicine called steroids that people might take if they have pain or a skin problem. But these aren't the kind of steroids getting attention in sports. When people say steroids (STARE-oydz), they often mean illegal anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids are artificially produced hormones that produce muscle growth. The most powerful of these is testosterone (tes-TOSS-tuh-rone). Anabolic steroids can be taken in the form of pills, powders, or injections. Anabolic steroids are always illegal, meaning that you could get arrested for buying, selling, or taking them." Bottom line don't take steroids unless you have a pain or a skin problem.

Injuries!

There are many injuries that can happen to your muscular system.


  • Sprains- When a ligaments are damaged
  • Strains- When tendons are damaged
  • Cramps- When muscles are tired
  • Tears- When muscles tighten up and get pulled on
  • Tendinitis- inflammation due to chronic damage
  • Contractions- splints (inflammation)
  • Spasm- is a sudden involuntary muscle contraction after over-activity or due to dehydration.
  • Splints- (most commonly shin splints) are an injury involving inflammation of the muscles due to repetitive stress or over activity, like running.

WORKOUTS that can keep your muscular system healthy!

Work out with weights. Strength training, sometimes called weight training or resistance training, will improve your muscular strength and endurance. Perform two to three whole-body workouts per week on non-consecutive days to get the most from your training. For every pushing exercise, perform a pulling exercise. Your muscles are arranged in pairs on opposite sides of your joints--for example, your biceps and triceps oppose each other across your elbows. Exercise each muscle equally to ensure you do not develop any potentially injurious muscle imbalances.Change your workout every six to eight weeks. Once your muscles have become accustomed to a particular workout, that workout ceases to be as effective. Also eat good foods don't over do it or you can get hurt.
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AMAZING FACTS!

1. Muscles make up 40% of your total body weight. So everything else is %60

2. It takes half as long to gain muscle than it does to lose it.

3. The smallest muscles are found in the middle ear.

4. To take one step, you use 200 muscles.

5. Muscles cannot push.They can only pull. When something on your body is “pushing,” it’s actually because another muscle is pulling.

6. Humans are born with all the muscle fibers they will ever have.

7. Your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body.

8. It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.

9. When you’re cold, your muscles contract involuntarily.

10. The only muscle that never tires is our heart.

11.Muscle is a soft tissue in the body of humans and animals. Its main purpose is to produce force and motion.

12.There are around 650 skeletal muscles in the human body.

GLOSSARY!

  • Anabolic Steroids-are artificially produced hormones that produce muscle growth.
  • Cardiac-of or relating to the heart.


  • Ligaments-a short band of tough, flexible, fibrous connective tissue that connects two bones or cartilages or holds together a joint.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-it is a kind of scan that can produce detailed pictures of parts of the body, including the brain.


  • Tendinitis-inflammation of a tendon, most commonly from overuse but also from infection or rheumatic disease.
  • Testosterone-a steroid hormone
  • Aggregation-a group or mass of distinct or varied things, persons, etc.:

Resources!

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  • Kidsheath.org
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