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1. Yes it was difficult to do the same technique throughout the whole experiment. It was tiring to use the same muscles on my hands and fingers without switching fingers when they got tired.
2. My hands and fingers felt fine before the experiment started. During the experiment my hands and fingers began to get tired and started to hurt. Both my hands and fingers began to tingle after they were tired. After the experiment the experiment my hands and fingers were cramped from using them the same way time after time.
3. Yes there is a pattern to the data. The pattern goes decrease, increase, decrease, stay the same, increase, increase, decrease, increase till the end. The data shows almost a exact copy of itself only at higher numbers from one side to the other after the stay the same numbers. The pattern shows the times that my fingers were stronger and then the numbers decreased after they were tired.
4. They indicate the weaknesses and strengths of the muscles in my fingers. They can show when the muscles were getting tired from use and how they improved after being rubbed or resting. This is kind of the same as when I play basketball and I do really well, then I get tired and need to rest. After the rest I am ready to play basketball with all kinds of energy again.
5. No the results are not reliable. Yes, there could have been periods of rest between finger pinches or I could have practiced to help strengthen these muscles so that the results would have stayed closer to the same. There may have been times when the clothespin was placed weird in my fingers or I didn’t squeeze it at the same speed as the first time.
6. My hand strength changed due to my level of muscle tiredness. After resting a few seconds my muscles were able to work good again.
7. The muscle cells get oxygen, nutrients, and water to make them function by our blood. The blood gets these things from our respiratory system, our small intestines, and our mouth.
8. To prevent the muscles from tiring it would have been a good idea to practice. I practice to get better at basketball and this would be very similar. Squeezing the clothespin often would make my muscles strong and I would not have had them be so tired.
9. Muscle fatigue can be prevented by eating banana’s, drinking lots of fluids, and regular exercise of the muscles needed.