Length-Tension Relationship in Skeletal Muscle


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What happens to a skeletal muscle when it's removed from the body?

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1. What structure attaches a skeletal muscle to a bone?

2. Which of the following structures are optimally arranged to maximize contraction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge your knowledge of the length-tension relationship in skeletal muscles with this quiz. You'll have to know about resting lengths and normal resting lengths in the body to do well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Be prepared to answer in-depth questions about:

  • What happens when a skeletal muscle is removed from the body
  • Structure attaching skeletal muscle to bone
  • A structure that is optimally arranged to maximize contraction
  • Why tension is compromised when muscles are held at a shortened resting length
  • Consequences of stretching muscles beyond the normal resting length

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding compromised tension development and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what is optimally arranged to maximize contraction
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related skeletal muscle lesson

Additional Learning

Pull up the lesson called Length-Tension Relationship in Skeletal Muscle for more information. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the resting length of our muscles involves
  • Identify the benefits of having a natural resting length
  • Explain what the length-tension relationship is in our bodies
  • Appreciate the function of the sarcomere in our bodies