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Torque and Mechanical Action of Muscles Clear and concise notes taken during lecture. (Received an A)

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Department
Kinesiology & Health Science
Course
KINE 3030
Professor
William Gage
Semester
Winter

Description
Torque and Mechanical Action of MusclesRemember Torque is the rotational effect created by an applied force it is the product of force and the perpendicular distance of the moment arm to the axis of rotationVery rarely do muscles insert at 90 degrees really the only exception being the bicepsTorque has direction positivecounterclockwiseIn order to show joint torque you must isolate a system on ONE side of the joint look at ONLY the forearm rdo Remember Newtons 3 law ONLY external forces Mechanical advantageIn a lever there is two moment arms one associated with the force and one with the resistance Is equal
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