Which is the strongest muscle?

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Which is the strongest muscle?
« on: 12/01/2008 02:09:55 »
Which one is it?

The tounge?
« Last Edit: 12/01/2008 02:29:41 by paul.fr »

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Re: Which is the strongest muscle?
« Reply #1 on: 12/01/2008 02:13:12 »
 You know I think that might be right! I am no expert but I have heard that somewhere besides you!

Nice question!

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« Reply #2 on: 12/01/2008 02:16:26 »
Or would it bee like guyss parts? lol

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« Reply #3 on: 12/01/2008 02:29:51 »
Like Guy Parts.. LOL!!! You can say Penis Ryan! Unless you prefer Tallywagger or Dinky or whatever you call it around there!
I always preferred calling it like it is.. LOL

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« Reply #4 on: 12/01/2008 02:34:14 »
Haha ya. Well its odd? lol

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« Reply #5 on: 12/01/2008 02:37:07 »
I'd suppose then that the vagina is purdy strong too

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« Reply #6 on: 12/01/2008 02:41:13 »
LOL.. Is your face red??? LOL.. No worries we were pretty direct in this house!

 Why is it odd. This is a science forum and you are not cussing. You asked a legitimate question so why not use legitimate terms eh??? Sorry its the teacher in me!

I would suppose the vagina is! They are both composed of groups of muscles that control a numerous amount of things .. Birth toileting lots of things.
« Last Edit: 12/01/2008 15:25:01 by Karen W. »

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« Reply #7 on: 12/01/2008 02:43:16 »
I think you need to tell us what you mean by strongest, otherwise this may turn into a list of body parts and chat, running the risk of posts being shrunk or the topic moved.

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« Reply #8 on: 12/01/2008 02:47:05 »
Um. I'm trying to think about what I mean by strongest myself now too.

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« Reply #9 on: 12/01/2008 02:47:34 »
I guess they are all strong if you think of it the way i see it now?

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« Reply #10 on: 12/01/2008 02:53:49 »
I think you need to determine what you mean as in for its size and dimensions which muscle in the human body is the strongest as far as its ability to do its job.. like supporting the body someway..

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« Reply #11 on: 12/01/2008 02:55:14 »
Yeah ugh i don't know now lol thanks paul

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« Reply #12 on: 12/01/2008 02:57:30 »
what about the heart?

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« Reply #13 on: 12/01/2008 02:58:12 »
Yeah that's an organ though? it is a muscel thouhg too lol ugh

darn this is a good subject. lol i dont' even know..

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« Reply #14 on: 12/01/2008 02:58:36 »



it has to work 24 7. i Bet it is the strongest one!

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« Reply #15 on: 12/01/2008 03:01:03 »
   http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_strongest_muscle_in_the_human_body   

What is the strongest muscle in the human body?
   
   
The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body, for it's size. I learned this when I went to school to become a registered dental assistant.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 12/01/2008 03:02:23 »
Yeah I was right, but it still might not be the strongest lol

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« Reply #17 on: 12/01/2008 03:04:35 »
Well wait and see what others add. it does depend on weather uou mean for its size or what?

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« Reply #18 on: 12/01/2008 03:06:08 »
Phist i don't know no more lol

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« Reply #19 on: 12/01/2008 03:06:59 »
This looks like a more reasonable piece:

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=79217
Ask the experts:

Which muscle of the human body is the strongest? Will I lose weight faster by focusing most of my training on developing this muscle?
Author: Richard Weil, M.Ed., CDE
Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Answer:

The strongest muscle in the body is debatable. Some physiologists believe it's the masseter (used for chewing), while others claim it's the gluteus maximus (buttocks), or the rectus femoris (part of the quadriceps in the thigh). It's not easy to determine partly because muscles don't work alone. For example, you wouldn't be able to isolate the rectus femoris muscle and compare it directly to others because other quadriceps muscles contract along with it. There are biomechanical factors to consider as well like muscle length and the points on the bones where muscles attach called the origins and insertions.

What it sounds like you are getting at is the idea that if the strongest muscle in your body burns the most calories, then building it up would cause it to burn even more calories to help you lose weight. In pursuing this idea, I would go after the largest muscle in the body and not the strongest (particularly if it's the masseter), because surface area of the muscle has more impact on calorie expenditure than strength. What would be even better is to train a muscle that is both large and strong.

With this idea in mind, I suggest maximizing muscle surface area by building up the quadriceps and the gluteals (buttocks), two large and strong muscle groups. Train them with dynamic, multi-joint exercises like squats, leg presses, stair climbing, and lunges. Not only will these exercises help you develop your quads and glutes, but they also recruit muscles in the abdomen and back which will help you develop even more muscle and burn more calories.

Good luck. Thank you for your question.

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« Reply #20 on: 12/01/2008 03:07:38 »
Phist i don't know no more lol
LOL... Read that one it is good.

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« Reply #21 on: 12/01/2008 03:08:16 »
Yes it is thanks karen

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« Reply #22 on: 12/01/2008 03:17:20 »
Your welcome Ryan!

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« Reply #23 on: 12/01/2008 13:36:52 »
I' ve read somewhere that it is the muscles around the jawbone, involved in chewing, as your expert says.

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« Reply #24 on: 12/01/2008 14:05:55 »
I agree with the masseter muscle. I heard the tongue in highschool, but I'm pretty sure it's now agreed to be the masseter.
Again, ti depends on your definition of 'strongest'.
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« Reply #25 on: 12/01/2008 14:48:19 »
Yet another answer would be the uterus- it has to hold tight for 9 months then push the baby out. As such it's the only muscle that pushes.
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« Reply #26 on: 12/01/2008 14:50:15 »
So truee

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« Reply #27 on: 13/01/2008 11:41:01 »
Yet another answer would be the uterus- it has to hold tight for 9 months then push the baby out. As such it's the only muscle that pushes.

it's highly unlikely the uterus tops a quad. and the uterus doesn't hold tight at all, the cervix keeps it all in... other than that.. :)

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« Reply #28 on: 13/01/2008 14:45:50 »
Hye JnA. I've noticed ya around. Have you told us about yourself yet in the jUst Chat or the other not sciencey sections?


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« Reply #29 on: 13/01/2008 20:17:07 »
Cervix means neck. IIRC officially it's the cervix uteri ie the neck of the womb.
I'd need to do a bit more research but I think it's part of the same thing.
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« Reply #30 on: 13/01/2008 20:44:06 »
Yes it is. the opening of the womb!

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« Reply #31 on: 13/01/2008 20:47:04 »
During childbirth the cervix needs to dialate to 10 centimeters for a safe delivery of the baby.. sometimes this can be a problem.. but all those musclesI would think could be cluped together in a group to perfom this expulsion from the female body.. You also use back muscles hips thighs etc..

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« Reply #32 on: 14/01/2008 09:09:08 »
Hye JnA. I've noticed ya around. Have you told us about yourself yet in the jUst Chat or the other not sciencey sections?



 no.. am I required to?

I'm not really that important.

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« Reply #33 on: 14/01/2008 09:10:46 »
ok wait, we are now talking about a group of muscles to expel a child.. I'm still not convinced that the uterus is stronger than one of the larger muscles in the body.

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« Reply #34 on: 14/01/2008 11:21:31 »
Yet another answer would be the uterus- it has to hold tight for 9 months then push the baby out. As such it's the only muscle that pushes.

What about the heart - that pushes too...
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« Reply #35 on: 14/01/2008 21:39:39 »
Hye JnA. I've noticed ya around. Have you told us about yourself yet in the jUst Chat or the other not sciencey sections?



 no.. am I required to?

I'm not really that important.

No your not. I've just seen you around and looks like you are here to stay so..lol..

and ya you are..i'm 14 so i'm not important?

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« Reply #36 on: 14/01/2008 22:09:23 »
what about the heart?

Yeah that's an organ though? it is a muscel thouhg too lol ugh

darn this is a good subject. lol i dont' even know..




it has to work 24 7. i Bet it is the strongest one!

Those were from page 1, But I am not sure what Ryan has decided on what kind of muscle he wants to use for his question.

Thats what I thought on page 1 until all the net things pointed to other things.. I figured the heart works every minute if every day and never stops so I figured it would be pretty strong!

Chris do you think that also.. At least now it has had two votes eh?

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« Reply #37 on: 14/01/2008 23:26:39 »
I think if we are ever going to come to some sort of agreement we need to define what we mean by strongest.

Durability, work load or single movement?

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« Reply #38 on: 14/01/2008 23:28:56 »
No your not. I've just seen you around and looks like you are here to stay so..lol..

and ya you are..i'm 14 so i'm not important?

14 yr olds are the most important, since they will be dictating how I spend my retirement! (If I manage to get there)

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« Reply #39 on: 14/01/2008 23:39:15 »
work load...? -masseter!

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« Reply #40 on: 14/01/2008 23:56:57 »
FWIW I agree.. I think that takes the durability title as well.

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« Reply #41 on: 15/01/2008 00:11:01 »
.....and single movement perhaps    ?

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« Reply #42 on: 15/01/2008 00:21:29 »
It took me ages to open this mussel !

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So I reckon, This WAS the strongest Mussel !!







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« Reply #43 on: 15/01/2008 01:16:07 »
I reckon so... LOL! Nice picture!

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« Reply #44 on: 15/01/2008 20:39:32 »
show us more of yer mussels neilep! Don't eat too many, or you may get mussel-bound!

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« Reply #45 on: 15/01/2008 21:26:57 »
Haha neil..And i still ain't sure yet..just strong..but what's strong lol idkk