Why so many muscles?

Muscles are like strong steel cables.  Each muscle is made up of long thin cells wrapped in small bundles.  The small bundles make up larger bundles and the larger bundles make a muscle.

There are three kinds of muscles:

1)  Voluntary (or stripped).  They move when you want them too.

2)  Smooth.  They do their work without you directing them (for example, those in your stomach).

3)  Heart muscle.  It has more reserve power that other muscles and is made of cells shaped like tiny planks.  

There are 812 muscles in your body!  Many of those muscles work together in teams…  More than 200 muscles are working together in order for a person to lift dumbbells…  31 are used in your face as you strain and clench you jaw.



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