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Joints and Muscle Tissue Study Guide

Joints, Muscles, and Muscle Tissue Study Guide

  1. Be able to tell if an exercise I describe is eccentric or concentric, isotonic or isometric
  2. Know the characteristic of skeletal vs. cardiac vs. smooth muscles from the first few pages of the chapter
  3. Know the structural and functional classifications of joints, their characteristics, components and examples of each
  4. Be able to compare and contrast the three general types of arthritis.
  5. Know the connective tissue sheaths present in skeletal muscle, and what they surround.
  6. What happens to the different regions/bands/zones/discs during a muscle contraction. For example: The I bands shorten when a muscle contracts.
  7. What are t tubules? What do they do?
  8. What is a motor unit?
  9. Know the 4 properties of muscle tissue and what they do
  10. What causes muscle fatigue
  11. Know the three ATP production Pathways, when they are used, how they work, etc.
  12. What is the difference between an intracapsular ligament and an extracapsular ligament, and what are some examples of each
  13. Which muscle fibers would we expect to have a higher mitochondrial density
  14. What does tropomyosin do? What does troponin do?
  15. What is the size principle?
  16. What chemical is released at the neuromuscular junction that triggers the formation of an end plate potential
  17. Which joints are more likely to dislocate?
  18. When would we expect the intracellular concentration of calcium to rise?
  19. What is the fuel source for muscle contraction
  20. At what length can muscle produce the greatest amount of tension (Answer: 80-120% of resting length)
  21. What is the sarcomere?
  22. Know how many degrees of freedom the different joint have. A joint has one degree of freedom for every axis it can rotate around
  23. What covers the articular surfaces of joints
  24. What planes do the different motions occur in
  25. In what position are the knee and hip ligaments the tightest
  26.  What is a muscle twitch?
  27. Read the motor unit section
  28. What are most joints of the limbs classified as?
  29. What motions can each joint perform?
  30. Read the fiber type section and adaptation to exercise section.
  31. Be able to explain in depth how a stimulus from a motor neuron can ultimately produce a muscle contraction

13 comments on “Joints and Muscle Tissue Study Guide

  1. chris f
    November 14, 2013

    Nice thanks!

  2. Natasha Koziol Suzuki
    November 15, 2013

    Thanks Trevor, this is very helpful! Will you be posting a podcast as well?

  3. Maria Caparas
    November 16, 2013

    Hi Trevor!

    Any hints as to what the 20 pt questions will be? At least let us know if it’s about joints or muscle tissue?

    Just a thought 🙂

    • clayton vance
      November 17, 2013

      Sorry for my ignorance but what are you referring to?

    • chris firek
      November 17, 2013

      Yes this is news to me as well?

  4. Lindsay
    November 17, 2013

    Do you think the short answer question (is that the 20 pt one?) will be the last question on the study guide? That’s my guess with the “be able to explain in depth…”

    • clayton vance
      November 17, 2013

      That is definitely plausible.

      • chris f
        November 17, 2013

        So many things are, though…

    • Maria Caparas
      November 17, 2013

      Good looking out. Thx

  5. tlohman2
    November 17, 2013

    If I was a gambling man I would guess that the last item on the study guide will be the short answer question.

    Guys, Unfortunately there will not be a recorded study guide posted. However if you read your notes and the book, especially in reference to these study guide questions, I am sure you will do very well!

    Here is a breakdown of the Test:

    40 Dichotomous questions
    20 T or F
    1 20 point short answer

    40 Muscle questions
    20 joint questions


    • clayton vance
      November 17, 2013

      Thanks professor!!!

  6. Miguel
    November 17, 2013

    Are we having class after the test?
    Do you think we’ll need all 3 hours for the test?

    • tlohman2
      November 17, 2013

      I do not think you will need all three hours but no we will not be having class after the test. Good luck! I’m posting a study guide recording now so make sure you check that out.


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