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It would be of interest to find the muscle forces needed to hold this load at an elbow flexion of 90°. If the weight is merely being held, then this is a simpler case of statics, with no need to consider the dynamic effects from accelerations or initial velocities. Since the triceps is active only during elbow extension, it can be disregarded for elbow flexion. , there are too many variables for the given amount of data or no one unique muscle force can be attributed to each muscle. 6a. 5 Musculature of the left upper limb while holding a weight.

Measure the angles needed directly from the drawing. A B C D 20º ?  Assume that the energy level needed for shoulder fracture is approximately 70 J. What is the minimum weight needed for an object falling from a 10 m height to cause fracture? What is its velocity at impact?  The Achilles tendon is located on the posterior aspect of the calcaneus bone as far as possible from the ankle joint (roughly 6 cm) giving the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) the maximum possible advantage in lifting the body.

However, there is a tradeoff. With the very short effort moment arms, small changes in muscle length will be amplified into large movements of the ends of the limbs. Thus, the human musculature is designed for speed and movement as opposed to strength. 5) and later biomechanical models, several key properties need to be known. Since, typically, the upper limb will be divided into its component segments, the segment link lengths, segment weights, and the location of the center of mass (cm, but often termed center of gravity, cg, both terms will be used interchangeably here) are needed.

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