Skeletal muscle is the musculature associated with the skeleton. Skeletal muscle is attached to the skeleton by tendons. Muscles themselves are comprised of specialized fibres which are basically bundles of elongated cells structured to expand and contract. Muscles are actually multiple groups of these fibres. There are four different types of muscle fibres, one slow reacting, and three faster reacting.|
Examples of Skeletal Muscle:
Thigh muscles- the largest muscles in the body, used for balance, posture and supporting body motion Biceps- Arm muscles which contract rapidly, used for bearing loads, and fast reaction movements of the arms Finger related muscles- Fine movements, dexterity, etc.|
A top-down view of skeletal muscle.