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Agonist
The muscle that produces the movement
Anatogonist
This muscle opposes motion
Linear Motion
When parts of the body move in straight parallel lines.
i.e. dropping a ball, sliding into first base in softball
Angular Motion
Rotation around an axis that can be internal or external
i.e. swinging on a high bar, a forward roll, the earth spinning on its axis
General Motion
Linear motion of the body as a result of angular motion of other parts of the body.
i.e. cycling, swimming, using a wheelchair.
Anterior
On the FRONT of the body or limb.
i.e. the chest is on the anterior of the body, the face is an anterior aspect of the head.
Posterior
On the BACK of the body or limb. i.e. the buttocks are on the posterior of the body.
i.e. the calf muscles are on the posterior of the leg.
Superior
Above or on top of.
i.e. the cervical vertebrae are superior to the thoracic vertebrae.
Ectomorph
Has long limbs leading to a greater stride length. Usually have good aerobic fitness.
i.e. Mr Patten
Endomorph
Generally bigger body and this often makes weight bearing exercise more difficult.
Mesomorph
Generally more muscular in both the upper body and the legs. This may allow the person greater potential to develop force for running during muscle contraction.