Login

Join for Free!
118290 members


Muscles, Joints, Bones - Help!

Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Medicine. Anything human!

Moderator: BioTeam

Muscles, Joints, Bones - Help!

Postby carolyn » Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:47 pm

I have just a couple of weeks left on a Fitness Instructor's Theory Course and the anatomy of the body is entirely greek to me - the names of the muscles, joints, bones, actions, movements, etc. - I am having to do a ton of memorizing with very little time available to study. I find that the classes go by very quickly and it is not seeming to 'sink in' very easily :? . I am hopeful that there are some suggestions of good web based resources that I can try to help with the studying?

I would really appreciate it.

Carolyn
carolyn
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:37 pm

Postby Fried Zygote Sandwich » Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:29 pm

Ummm, best bet is to just open your text book and start memorizing. There's a lot of material there, but it's not impossible. Make flash cards if it helps. Diagrams, anything.
Fried Zygote Sandwich
Death Adder
Death Adder
 
Posts: 58
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:50 am

Postby Fried Zygote Sandwich » Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:32 pm

http://www.exrx.net/Lists/MMale.html might provide a bit of help with muscles...
Fried Zygote Sandwich
Death Adder
Death Adder
 
Posts: 58
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:50 am


Postby Starlight189 » Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:56 pm

Try this - I found it about 2 years ago, go to where it says 'interactive body'and then muscles/bones game.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/
If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?
User avatar
Starlight189
Death Adder
Death Adder
 
Posts: 57
Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:34 pm
Location: Devon, England

Postby Dr.Stein » Sat Nov 12, 2005 6:38 am

Aww don't memorize, it is totally useless. I should admit that my memory is damn poor. I need to understand things rather memorizing. We will get a lot of advantages by understanding.

Muscles, joints, and bones are named according to their location, shape, and other characterisitcs. Of course they are in latin (please do not sigh because you already decided to study biology so you must be familiar with latin). It needs time to understand (not to memorize) but once you get the point you will never forget it. That's the key to be successful in Anatomy. Believe me ;) Good luck :)
Image
User avatar
Dr.Stein
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 3501
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:58 am
Location: 55284 Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Postby Leesa » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:38 am

When studying, use as much as you can to memorisee it, use cram cards with pictures of the bones, muscle, etc .then on the reverse side write what it is, what it does etc, and then each time, you can go through your cards memorise the picture, recall the facts, and your brain will constantly remember it. Remember pictures are worth more then words. The brain remembers colour more then it does black/white. When studying things in black/white, it only uses half the brain, when studying things in colour, it activates both sides, and therefore makes it easier to learn. It's been proven that colour works best. Draw up posters, of the bones, or skeleton, and then colour code each bone a different colour. Every morning when you wake up, you will be able to look at it, and recall it. The next day, you'll have a fair idea about what each bone does, and where its located, what type of joint it is, and gradually, you'll learn it all.
Leesa
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:32 pm

Postby Dr.Stein » Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:33 am

I remember when I was a student. I was studying anatomy while I am eating. For instance, when I have to study chick anatomy, then my menu is fried chicken. I 'dissected' my meal while mentioning the name of its bones, its muscles, and things. It worked well hehe :D
Image
User avatar
Dr.Stein
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 3501
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:58 am
Location: 55284 Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Postby MrMistery » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:18 pm

So what do you do when you study worm anatomy Dr.Stein?
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)

Postby Dr.Stein » Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:52 am

Err...I do not study worms anymore (lucky me!) :wink: It is one of creatures I avoid much besides caterpillars and other larvas... eew :? When I was student, when I had to study invertebrates, I fainted in lab twice, when I studied Aschelminthes and Annelida awww shame on me :oops: :oops: :roll:
Image
User avatar
Dr.Stein
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 3501
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:58 am
Location: 55284 Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Postby victor » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:42 pm

Dr.Stein wrote:Aww don't memorize, it is totally useless. I should admit that my memory is damn poor. I need to understand things rather memorizing. We will get a lot of advantages by understanding.

Muscles, joints, and bones are named according to their location, shape, and other characterisitcs. Of course they are in latin (please do not sigh because you already decided to study biology so you must be familiar with latin). It needs time to understand (not to memorize) but once you get the point you will never forget it. That's the key to be successful in Anatomy. Believe me ;) Good luck :)


Then, can you determine these bones where're their position??
- Prosessus sterno-kleido-mastoideus
- Prosessus stiloideus
I know that if we understand the Latin, it would be easy...but I don't get the point with these two bones.... :? ..poor me..
Q: Why are chemists great for solving problems?
A: They have all the solutions.
User avatar
victor
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 2668
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:01 pm
Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia..

Postby Dr.Stein » Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:30 am

First, you should write it correctly:
- Processus sterno cleido mastoideus
- Processus styloideus

Image
Image
User avatar
Dr.Stein
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 3501
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:58 am
Location: 55284 Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Postby victor » Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:21 pm

Ok...thanks for the picture... :D
Medical words in Indonesian are confusing...
Q: Why are chemists great for solving problems?
A: They have all the solutions.
User avatar
victor
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 2668
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:01 pm
Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia..

Next

Return to Human Biology

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests