Skeletal Muscle:Structure & Function
The human body contain over 400 skeletal muscles, whichconstitute 40-50% of the total body weight.
Force generation for locomotion & breathing
Force generation for postural support
Heat production during periods of cold stress
Skeletal muscles are attached to bones through a connectivetissue called tendon
One end of the muscle is attached to the bone that does notmove (origin), while the opposite end in fixed to a bone(insertion) that is move during muscular contraction.
Muscles that decrease joint angle are call
, while musclethat increase joint angle are called