Muscles enable movement, but did you know they have other important functions as well? The muscles are crucial for protecting bones and providing warmth. Learn all about the functions of muscles in this program.
By their very nature, sports competitions push the human body to its limits. In this program, we examine four bodily systems—skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and circulatory—to demonstrate how our anatomy enables us to be physically active. Extensive computer graphics and sports footage provide a comprehensive overview of the subject.
Over the course of this program, viewers will discover the hidden wonders of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems and how they all work in conjunction with each other to create the amazing machine we call the human body.
This nine-part series uses physiologic animations and illustrations, microscopic imaging, expert commentary, and footage of the body in motion to provide a thorough overview of the amazing human machine.