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Ch 8: Anatomy & Exercise Physiology

About This Chapter

Explore short and engaging lessons on anatomy and exercise physiology. After you have gone over each lesson, the handy quizzes can help gauge your knowledge and retention.

Anatomy & Exercise Physiology - Chapter Summary

The informative lessons in this chapter make it easy to find out how much you know about anatomy and exercise physiology. Brush up on your knowledge of A&P information such as:

  • The muscular system
  • Muscle groups
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Nervous system
  • Skeletal system
  • Tissue functions and joint movements
  • Interaction among each of the body systems
  • Exercise physiology
  • Energy systems, physiological effects and physical activity

Simplify your studying process by watching the video lessons and reading the text transcripts that are found in this chapter when it is convenient for you. If you are ever stuck on any lesson or concept within a lesson, you can reach out to our knowledgeable instructors. They are here to help you and answer any questions about the chapter's material.

10 Lessons in Chapter 8: Anatomy & Exercise Physiology
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What Is the Muscular System? - Function & How Muscles Work in Groups

1. What Is the Muscular System? - Function & How Muscles Work in Groups

Ever feel overwhelmed when you look at all those muscles in your textbooks? Well, if you do, then maybe learning a little about their anatomy and organization and how they work together will help you sort through it all. In this lesson, learn about the muscle itself and how it works with others to help the muscular system function.

Major Muscle Groups of the Human Body

2. Major Muscle Groups of the Human Body

This lesson introduces the major skeletal muscle groups of the human body. It includes illustrations, examples, and descriptions for each major group. A brief quiz and summation of key points are also included.

What is the Cardiovascular System? - Function & Organs

3. What is the Cardiovascular System? - Function & Organs

Your cardiovascular system never stops! Your heart beats many times each minute to circulate blood throughout your body. In this lesson, learn about your heart and the rest of your cardiovascular system.

Nervous System Overview: Central & Peripheral

4. Nervous System Overview: Central & Peripheral

What happens in your nervous system when you react to stimuli? Did you know that the brain is sometimes uninvolved with reflexes? Find out the answer to these questions, and more, in this lesson on the human nervous system.

The Skeletal System: Function and Terms

5. The Skeletal System: Function and Terms

You'll learn about the two major divisions of our skeleton, the axial and appendicular skeleton, in this video lesson. In addition, you will find out how bone is formed, thanks to tiny little cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts, and what the major parts of a long bone are.

Types of Joint Movement & Tissue Structure and Function

6. Types of Joint Movement & Tissue Structure and Function

Find out how your joints are categorized. You'll learn about the synovial, cartilaginous, and fibrous joints as well as diarthrosis, synarthrosis, and amphiarthrosis.

Interaction Among Body Systems & Movement

7. Interaction Among Body Systems & Movement

In this lesson we discuss how body systems interact to create movement. We explain how the eleven body systems are indeed interdependent and interconnected and how they actually work together in unison.

Exercise Physiology: Definition & Goals

8. Exercise Physiology: Definition & Goals

In this lesson, you will learn about exercise physiology and the role it plays in fitness. You'll also learn about the areas of specialization and goals of exercise physiology.

Using Energy Systems for Physical Activity

9. Using Energy Systems for Physical Activity

We all need energy to go about our daily lives and accomplish the goals that we set each day. However, many of us do not know how our body energy systems work. In this lesson we review ways energy systems are used for physical activity.

Physiological Effects of Physical Activity

10. Physiological Effects of Physical Activity

Frequent challenging physical activity does a body good. This lesson will discuss the ways that the body adapts to physical activity and the physiological changes that come from it. We will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

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