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Would a muscle that is long and thin (ie: more series elements than parallel elements) or a muscle that is short and thick (ie: more parallel elements than series) be able to lift an object that has more mass? Why?

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This solution describes the striations seen in muscles. With different striation patterns there is a difference in the amount of work that can be done. This solution also suggests some further reading in case you would like to expand the discussion of this problem.

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The strength of the response of the entire muscle is determined by the number of motor units activated. The minimum unit of contraction is called the motor unit. ...

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