Free – Antagonistic Pairs Quiz

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  1. The opposing muscle that must relax in a movement is the …..1
  2. Describe the action of the antagonistic muscle pair at the elbow allowing someone to complete the upward phase of a bicep curl (4 marks)4

    This is a practice exam question. The question says DESCRIBE but is worth 4 marks. This means you need to make 4 points but each one is only brief.

    The bicep is the (1) to lift the weight and flex the arm at the elbow (1) the triceps are the antagonist (1) to allow the contraction of the agonist and flexion at the elbow (1)

  3. Describe the action of the antagonistic muscle pair at the trunk that allows someone to complete the upwards phase of a sit up (4 marks)4

    This is a practice exam question. The question says DESCRIBE but is worth 4 marks. This means you need to make 4 points but each one is only brief.

    The are the agonist (1) to cause flexion of the trunk (1) the erector spinae is the antagonist (1) to allow the contraction of the agonist and flexion of the trunk (1)

  4. In a shoulder press exercise which muscle is most likely to be the agonist?1
  5. In a sit up exercise which muscle is most likely to be the antagonist?1
  6. Explain the role of a fixator muscle during a weight training exercise (3 marks)3

    This is a practice exam question. The question says EXPLAIN and is worth 3 marks. This means you need to make 1 point and then expand on that point for 2 further mark

    The fixators contract isometrically (1) by stabilising the origin of the agonist muscle (1) they help to the agonist to carry out the function by stopping any unwanted movement whilst performing the desired movement (1). This enables the weight to be lifted (1) and stops the weight from crashing down causing an injury (1)

  7. Describe the action of the antagonistic muscle pair at the knee allowing someone to complete the upward phase of a lunge (4 marks)4

    This is a practice exam question. The question says DESCRIBE but is worth 4 marks. This means you need to make 4 points but each one is only brief.

    The quadricep is the agonist (1) to lift the weight and extend the leg at the knee (1) the are the antagonist (1) to allow the contraction of the agonist and extension at the knee (1)

  8. The muscle that stabilises joints during a movement is the ……1
  9. The main moving muscle in a movement is called the …….1
  10. The muscle that assists the main moving muscle in a movement is the ……1
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