How to study for Muscle?

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    So, I am done with Skeleton system.

    Our class started muscle lab today and we are not allowed to take pictures of the muscle and our professor gave us the list of muscle we need to know.

    I was thinking about getting coloring book, but I would love to see it in as visual.

    Are there any ways to study for muscle?

    Also, could you give me some recommendation on coloring books?

    Thank you!

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    I would google muscle models. Last semester when I was in A & P I found a lo of labeled pictures online. I can't comment on the coloring book because I never used one.
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    I have a copy of the coloring book recommended for the lab I'm in, and not only was it kind of cheesy, but it isn't very detailed. I didn't think it'd help me much at all, so I returned it.

    Dynamic online labeling exercises are what I've mostly looked for in regards to studying. Stuff from the book website with colored pictures that let you drag and drop labels onto the correct spot to label things. It's helped me out a lot.

    Edited To Add: Stuff like this: http://www.gwc.maricopa.edu/class/bi...cle/mustut.htm

    really seems to help me out.
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    Quote from Amnesty
    I have a copy of the coloring book recommended for the lab I'm in, and not only was it kind of cheesy, but it isn't very detailed. I didn't think it'd help me much at all, so I returned it.

    Dynamic online labeling exercises are what I've mostly looked for in regards to studying. Stuff from the book website with colored pictures that let you drag and drop labels onto the correct spot to label things. It's helped me out a lot.
    Could you share the website please?
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    See my post above xD. My particular book website doesn't often have a lot of good resources, but if you google search, you can sometimes find some like the one I edited into my post above.
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    I Bought Barron's Anatomy flash cards. They're really helpful, I aced my bones exam thanks to using them wherever I went
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    I have the coloring book, I love it! We are also picture free in my class. My biggest tip for muscles is learn to understand how they are named, origin/insertion, shape, orientation of fibers, size, location, and body region. If you get stuck in practical you can use that knowledge to get to the answer. Like the forearm for example: ok so I'm on the extensor side, I'm looking at the radius and this connects with the carpis. Viola! Extensor carpi radialis (but oh wait there are two? Then is it long or fat? Long=longus fat=brevis). This method helps me immensely. Or the face for example: hey that muscle is sitting right on the zygomatic bone... Hmmm and there are two, maybe zygomatic major and minor? Even if this doesn't always work, it's a good way to use a foundation of knowledge to get to the right answer, or at least partial credit for having an understanding of concepts.
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    Muscular System: muscular system section of the Get Body Smart website for origins, actions, insertions, innervations, and animations of movements.

    Learn Your Muscles: For each muscle, it provides an image that highlights the muscle and provides information on origin, insertion, action, and innervation. Muscles are listed in alphabetical order or by region.

    Muscle Atlas : Depicts each muscle and gives information on origin, insertion, action, and innervation. Muscles are listed in alphabetical order.

    Upper Extremity and Lower Extremity

    Muscle contraction animations: Actin Myosin Crossbridge 3D Animation
    Muscle contraction movie
    Muscle cell contraction


    Actin and Myosin : Slideshow with questions

    Superficial Muscles Tutorial: This interactive site helps one learn the names and locations of major superficial muscles.

    I hope this helps....
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    Youtube is great. I had taken pictures of the muscles from lab class but for whatever reason the pictures printed out really badly. so I youtubed it and found a ton of videos with students, teachers etc going over the muscles on the exact same models we used in my lab. Worked out great for me, I was able to see the model and listen and watch as they were being discussed and ID'd. Give that a try, it might help.

    When I tried studying from a picture of the model, or from a generic picture of the muscles i couldn't really get it to stick but when i watched the youtube videos, comments others were making made it stick.
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    Find someone that will let you draw on them and outline every muscle you need to know. Sounds ridiculous but you'd be surprised at how much it will help.


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