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An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The following questions look at the physiology and the biomechanics of muscles and at strength training. The key question is how strength training can improve sporting performance.

The article The sporting edge – introduction has links to further resources and student activities.

Q. What is muscle?

Q. How do muscles work?

Q. What do muscles look like?

Q. Where are my muscles?

Q. How do muscles and bones work together?

Q. How can I work out how strong I am?

Q. Where do my muscles get their energy from?

Q. How come some people are better sprinters than others?

Q. What affects how well muscles work?

Q. What are New Zealand scientists doing about this?

    Published 21 June 2007