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Muscle. Three types of muscle: smooth cardiac skeletal. All muscles require ATP to produce movement. Thus, muscles are chemotransducers. Skeletal Muscle. Muscle organization Muscle innervation Architecture and structure Excitation-contraction Fiber type characteristics

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Three types of muscle:

  • smooth

  • cardiac

  • skeletal

All muscles require ATP to produce movement. Thus, muscles are chemotransducers

Skeletal muscle
Skeletal Muscle

  • Muscle organization

  • Muscle innervation

  • Architecture and structure

  • Excitation-contraction

  • Fiber type characteristics

  • Training adaptations

  • Exam 1 (Feb 8)

Skeletal muscle organization
Skeletal muscle organization

Connective tissue layers

  • Epimysium

  • Perimeysium

  • Endomysium

Muscle fiber covering
Muscle fiber covering

  • Sarcolemma

    • basement membrane

    • plasma membrane

  • Plasma membrane has

    • membrane receptors

    • ion channels

    • integrins

    • satellite cells

    • multinuclei

Muscle architecture

Muscle Architecture

Effect on force output and shortening velocity

Muscle Architecture

Muscle architecture

Muscle architecture1
Muscle Architecture




Pennation effect on physiological cross sectional area pcsa
Pennation: Effect on Physiological Cross-sectional Area (PCSA)

Greater PCSA when fiber is at angle to line of force




Pennation effect on force and shortening distance velocity
Pennation: Effect on Force and Shortening Distance/Velocity (PCSA)

Fiber B

Fiber A

Equal number of sarcomeres in both examples, but Fiber A has longer fiber and smaller PSFA than Fiber B, which allows for greater shortening distance/velocity at sacrifice of force.

Muscle architecture2
Muscle Architecture (PCSA)

  • quadriceps and planter flexors designed for force production

    • larger pennation angles

    • large PCSAs

  • hamstrings and dorsiflexors designed for velocity

    • smaller pennation angles

    • intermediate PCSAs

Muscle architecture3
Muscle Architecture (PCSA)


  • Muscles designed to fit purpose of joint

    • Muscles designed for velocity have longer fiber length and small pennation angle

    • Muscles designed for force have shorter fiber length and larger pennation angle

Review questions
Review questions (PCSA)

  • Describe the difference between a muscle with a fusiform architecture and one with a uni- or multipennate architecture. Identify a muscle for each type of architecture.

  • Discuss how muscle architecture affects force output and shortening velocity.  Provide a general explanation as to why some muscles are designed more for rapid shortening velocity (e.g. hamstrings) or higher force output (e.g. quadriceps muscles).

Muscle innervation

Muscle Innervation (PCSA)

Motoneurons, neuromuscular junctions, motor units

Motoneurons (PCSA)

  • muscle fibers innervated by large (alpha) myelinated nerves

  • motoneurons originate from spinal cord

  • nerve ending ends at neuromuscular junction

  • motor unit composed of motor neuron and all the fibers it innervates

Action potential
Action Potential (PCSA)

  • depolarization – influx of Na+

  • repolarization – efflux of K+

  • refractory period – hyperpolarization

  • threshold level – minimal stimulus required to elicit response

  • muscle and nerve follow “all or nothing principle”

+20 (PCSA)






Membrane potential (mV)

Time (ms)























exchange pump




























Electromyography emg
Electromyography (EMG) (PCSA)

Describe the relative weights being lifted

Review questions1
Review questions (PCSA)

  • Define the motor unit.

  • Describe the events that occur as an action potential approaches the nerve terminal.

  • Explain the purpose of acetylcholinesterase and the consequences of its absence.

  • A common agent found in flea powders is a low dose of an antiacetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Explain the effects that the flea powder would have on fleas.

  • Explain the interpretation of an EMG tracing.

Skeletal muscle structure1
Skeletal Muscle Structure (PCSA)

  • sarcomeres (smallest functional unit) are linked end-to-end to form myofibrils

  • myofibrils are bunched to form fibers

  • sarcomeres are composed of thick and thin filaments

Scanning em
Scanning EM (PCSA)






Thick filament
Thick Filament (PCSA)

  • composed of numerous myosin protein strands

  • flexible “heads” protrude outward all around filament (except center)

  • myosin heads attach to “active” sites on actin (thin) filament

  • myosin heads contain ATPase to break down ATP

Thin filament
Thin Filament (PCSA)

  • actin - two protein strands twisted around each other, contain “active sites”

  • tropomyosin - thin strand laying in actin groove that covers active sites

  • troponin - attached to actin and tropomyosin strands; has strong affinity for Ca2+

Composed of three proteins

Cytoskeleton structural proteins
Cytoskeleton (structural) proteins (PCSA)

  • M-band– located in middle of thick filament; provides structural support to myosin filaments; contains creatine kinase (CK)

  • Titan–connects myosin filament to Z-disk; stabilizes myosin in middle of sarcomere.

  • Z-disk –thin filaments attachment; composed of several cytoskeletal proteins

Transverse tubule
Transverse Tubule (PCSA)

  • in human skeletal muscle, each sarcomere has two transverse tubules running perpendicular to fiber

  • T-tubules extend through fiber and have openings at sarcolemma allowing communication with plasma

  • cardiac fibers have only one T-tubule which lies at Z-line

Sarcoplasmic reticulum sr
Sarcoplasmic Reticulum (SR) (PCSA)

  • made up of terminal cisternae and longitudinal tubules

  • serves as a storage depot for Ca2+

  • terminal cisternae abut T-tubules

  • longitudinal tubules cover myofibrils and connect terminal cisternae

1. (PCSA)On what component does Ca2+ bind to?

  • Sarcoplasmic reticulum

  • Myosin heads

  • Troponin

  • Tropomyosin

  • 2. What protein returns Ca2+ to the sarcoplasmic reticulum?

  • Myosin head

  • Ca2+ pump

  • Ca2+ channels

  • tropomyosin

Review questions2
Review questions (PCSA)

  • Describe the myosin filament of a skeletal muscle fiber.  Include a detailed description and function of the myosin head.

  • Describe the thin filament of a skeletal muscle fiber.

  • Describe the cytoskeleton proteins and their functions in the sarcomere.

  • Describe the sarcoplasmic reticulum and its role in excitation-contraction.

Excitation contraction

Excitation-Contraction (PCSA)

How muscle contracts

Excitation contraction coupling
Excitation-Contraction Coupling (PCSA)

  • action potentials, generated at neuromuscular junction travel around sarcolemma and through T-tubules

  • T-tubules signal SR to release Ca2+ into sarcoplasm (cytosol)

  • Ca2+ saturates troponin (in non-fatigued state)

  • troponin undergoes conformational change that lifts tropomyosin away from actin filament

E c coupling cont
E-C Coupling (cont.) (PCSA)

  • myosin head attaches to active site on actin filament

  • after attaching to actin, myosin head moves actin-myosin complex forward and releases ADP and Pi

  • ATP binds with myosin head, which releases actin, and returns to original position

  • in resting state, myosin head contains partially hydrolyzed ATP (ADP and Pi)

E c coupling cont1
E-C Coupling (cont.) (PCSA)

  • entire cycle takes ~50 ms although myosin heads are attached for ~2 ms

  • a single cross-bridge produces 3-4 pN and shortens 10 nm

  • as long as action potentials continue, Ca2+ will continue to be released

  • when action potentials cease, SR Ca2+ pumps return Ca2+ ceasing contractions

  • skeletal motor units follow “all or nothing” principle

  • Excitation-Contraction (PCSA)

  • AP causes vesicles to release Ach

  • Muscle AP travels down t-tubules

  • SR releases Ca2+ into sarcoplasm

  • Ca2+ binds to troponin

  • Myosin heads bind to actin; mysoin ATPase splits ATP

  • ATP binds to myosin heat; releases from actin

  • Crossbridge action continues while Ca2+ is present

  • When AP stops, Ca2+ pumped back to SR

  • Tropomyosin covers active sites

Ec coupling
EC Coupling (PCSA)

  • QuickTime Movie of sliding filaments


  • Click on Link

  • Click on Actin Myosin Crossbridge 3D Animation

3. What will happen if ATP is depleted in muscle? (PCSA)

  • Nothing

  • Muscle will relax

  • Muscle will not relax

    4. What will happen if sarcoplasmic reticulum of fiber is enhanced?

  • Fiber will develop tension more quickly

  • Fiber will relax more quickly

  • Nothing

  • Both a and b will occur

Review questions3
Review questions (PCSA)

  • Discuss the signaling process of the T-tubules that leads to Ca2+ release by the sarcoplasmic reticulum. 

  • Describe ATP hydrolysis by the myosin filament. 

  • Discuss factors that could affect the rate of ATP hydrolysis by the myosin head as well as factors that affect tension development.

Skeletal muscle fiber types
Skeletal Muscle Fiber Types (PCSA)

  • generally categorized by histochemical criteria

  • innervating nerve is primary determinant of fiber type

  • motor units composed of homogenous fibers

  • all human muscles contain mixture of three general fiber types

    • slow twitch (ST, oxidative, red, Type I)

    • fast twitch (FTa, fast-oxidative, white, Type IIa)

    • fast twitch (FTb, glycolytic, white, Type IIx [often called IIb])

stained for myosin ATPase (pH = 10.3) ( (PCSA)dark stained)

stained for myosin ATPase (pH = 4.3) (light stained)

stained for SDH

(dark stained)

Type I

Type IIa

Type IIx

Muscle twitch characteristics
Muscle Twitch Characteristics (PCSA)

  • frontalis/orbicularis oculi (15% ST)

  • first dorsal interosseous (57% ST)

  • soleus (80% ST)

  • extensor digitorum brevis (60% ST)

Fiber type characteristics
Fiber Type Characteristics (PCSA)

  • size of motoneuron

  • size of muscle fibers

  • amount of SR

  • Ca2+-ATPase

  • myosin ATPase

  • aerobic capacity (amount of mitochondria)

  • anaerobic capacity (amount of glycolytic enzymes)

Performance characteristics affected by:

5. Which fiber reaches peak tension most quickly? between motor units.

  • Type I

  • Type IIa

  • Type IIx

    6. What is the reasoning for your response to Q5?

  • faster myosin ATPase

  • more Ca2+ channels

  • more Ca2+ pumps

  • faster action potentials

  • none of the above are correct

Exam 1 thu feb 8
Exam 1 – Thu, Feb 8 between motor units.

  • Begin preparing for exam NOW!

  • Use posted learning objectives as basis for studying

  • Read text to clarify material

  • Initially, study by self, then study with classmates

  • “Teach” each other course material; question accuracy/completeness of other’s explanations

  • See me if questions remain

  • You may start the exam at 7:45 am

    • Bring the medium-sized RED scoring sheet (sheet that enables you to bubble in your name)

Muscle movements
Muscle Movements between motor units.

  • isotonic– develops tension while changing length

  • isokinetic– resistance to muscle changes with muscle length to ensure equal tension development

  • isometric (static) – develops tension but no length change

  • concentric– develops tension while shortening

  • eccentric– develops tension while lengthening

Muscle performance characteristics
Muscle Performance Characteristics between motor units.

  • number of muscle fibers recruited

  • muscle architecture

  • angle of pull

  • length of fiber

  • velocity of shortening

  • load place on muscle

Force and power development dependent on:

Length tension relationship
Length-Tension Relationship between motor units.

Length tension relationship1
Length-Tension Relationship between motor units.

How sarcomere length affects force output this explains the length tension relationship
How sarcomere length affects force output between motor units.This explains the length-tension relationship

At which length would force output by the biceps muscle be greatest?

  • When the arm is in full extension

  • When the arm is flexed at 90-100º

  • When the arm is at full flexion

  • Strength (force) would be the same throughout the entire range of motion

How would the EMG activity to a leg squat during the lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

  • EMG activity would be the same for both phases.

  • EMG activity would be greater for the concentric phase.

  • EMG activity would be greater for the eccentric phase.

Emg comparison of concentric and eccentric actions
EMG comparison of concentric and eccentric actions lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

Muscle spindles sensitive to stretch
Muscle Spindles (sensitive to stretch) lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

Golgi tendon organs sensitive to strain
Golgi tendon organs lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.(sensitive to strain)

Resistance training adaptations
Resistance Training Adaptations lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

  • dependent on neural and physiological adaptations

  • training specificity determines adaptations

Strength training adaptations
Strength Training Adaptations lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

Neural adaptations
Neural Adaptations lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

  • increased motor unit recruitment

  • decreased neural inhibition of motor unit recruitment

  • decreased antagonist muscle recruitment

  • increased neural coordination

Muscle fiber adaptations
Muscle Fiber Adaptations lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

  • increased fiber size (both types)

    • increased hypertrophy (1º)

    • increased hyperplasia (2º)

    • occurs more to FT fibers than ST

  • little or no change of fiber types

  • testosterone explains only part of larger muscle mass in males

How does lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

an untrained individual increase strength?

a trained individual further increase strength?

neuromuscular adaptations


both neuromuscular adaptations and hypertrophy

Exercise induced muscle damage and soreness
Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage and Soreness lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

  • diminishes performance

  • causes ultrastructure damage

  • initiates inflammatory reaction

  • causes delayed-onset muscular soreness (DOMS)

Unaccustomed exercise stimulates sequence of events that:

Muscle damage repair overview
Muscle Damage/Repair Overview lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

  • damage occurs during lengthening (eccentric) movements

  • damage commonly occurs to sarcolemma, Z-disk (streaming), T-tubules/SR, myofibrils, cytoskeleton

  • initial muscle damage followed by inflammatory-induced damage

  • produces muscle swelling

  • affects FT fibers more than ST fibers

  • repair begins ~3 d post-exercise

Z-line streaming lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

Muscle Fiber Damage – lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

Sarcolemma damage

Exercise induced muscle damage
Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

  • extent of injury more related to length than force or velocity

  • weaker fibers become overstretched, which become damaged (Morgan, 1990)

Stages of muscle damage
Stages of Muscle Damage lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

Mechanical (strain) damage results in:

  • sarcolemma damage

  • SR damage

  • myofibrillar damage

  • Ca2+ influx

1. During exercise:

2. After exercise:

  • Inflammatory response causes:

Effects of elevated intracellular ca 2
Effects of Elevated intracellular Ca lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.2+

  • activates proteases

    • damages cytoskeleton proteins

  • activates phospholipases

    • generates free radicals

    • damages plasma membranes

Acute phase response
Acute Phase Response lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

Promotes clearance of damaged tissue and initiates repair

  •  circulating neutrophils (w/in 1-12 h) and monocytes (w/in 1-3 d)

    • enters injury site and phagocytizes damaged tissue

    • release cytotoxic factors (e.g., oxygen radicals)

Typical times of peak effects
Typical Times of lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.Peak Effects

  • Ultrastructural damage  3-d postexercise

  • DOMS  1-2 d postexercise

Ck from 60 min downhill running
CK from 60-min Downhill Running lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

Kolkhorst, unpublished observations

Effects on performance soreness
Effects on Performance/Soreness lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

  • greater damage to FT fibers

  • prolonged strength loss

    • primary cause  failure of SR-Ca2+ release

    • ultrastructure damage secondary cause of strength loss

  • muscle swelling/DOMS

    • DOMS caused by tissue breakdown products that sensitize pain receptors

Muscle repair
Muscle Repair lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

  • macrophage infiltration required for activation of satellite cells

  • satellite cells located between basement membrane and plasma membrane

  • in response to signal from injury site, satellite cells migrate to injury

  • differentiate into myoblasts, which fuse into myotubes

Muscle repair1
Muscle repair lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

Immediately after crush injury lowering (eccentric) phase compare to the upward (concentric) phase.

2 days

  • At 2 d, damaged fibers have undergone necrosis, with digestion/removal by macrophages.

  • At 5 d, several newly formed myotubes are visible.

  • At 10 d, myotubes have transformed into fibers, many of which have linked up with fibers stumps on either side.

5 days

Which type of activity would likely cause the most severe DOMS or muscle damage?

  • level running (involves about half concentric and half eccentric movements)

  • rowing exercise (involves mostly pulling motion, a concentric movement)

  • running down stadium stairs (involves more eccentric than concentric movements)

  • cycling (entirely concentric movements)

  • none of the above would cause DOMS

Eccentric exercise DOMS or muscle damage?

  • causes the greatest damage at the shortest muscle lengths.

  • causes the greatest damage to ST fibers.

  • initiates an inflammatory response that causes further myofibril damage.

  • stimulates macrophage infiltration to the damaged area, which is essential for muscle repair.

  • both c and d are correct

The greater the load placed on a muscle during a shortening movement, the _____ it can shorten. This illustrates the _____ relationship of skeletal muscle mechanics.

  • slower; power-load

  • slower; length-tension

  • faster; length-tension

  • slower; force-velocity

  • faster; force-tension

According to the Force-Velocity relationship, how does force output of a fiber when shortening compare to when it is forced to lengthen?

  • force output is greater when it is allowed to shorten

  • force output is equal regardless of shortening or lengthening

  • force output is less when it is allowed to shorten