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    In this activity, students investigate muscle fatigue using the action of opening and closing a clothes peg. Extension ideas include graphing, averages and further investigations into fitness and recovery times.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • investigate how muscles use energy during exercise
    • discuss the link between repetition and muscle fatigue
    • accurately record and display the data they collect.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • extension ideas
    • student handout.
      Published 21 June 2007, Updated 22 November 2013 Referencing Hub articles