In this module, you have learned about muscle structure and function. In this case assignment, you will explore the physiological processes involved in building and maintaining muscle tissue. Specifically, you will prepare a 2-3 page paper in which you:
- Describe normal anatomy/physiology of muscle contraction emphasizing the utilization of ATP in this process.
- Describe the difference between fast oxidative, slow oxidative, and fast glycolytic fibers.
- Discuss the types of activities that utilize each of these three types of fibers.
- Address this question: What does training do to muscle? In other words, what is happening in the muscle when it grows in response to working out?
NOTE: This assignment will require you to engage in independent research. Begin with the books that contain your required reading. Additional resources can be found on your bookshelf as well, such as Nerve and Muscle and Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology.