Muscle Mass

Team: 44

School: Melrose High

Area of Science: Physiology

Interim: Team Number: 44 Melrose High School
Muscle Mass Interim Report

Problem Definition:
We choose the topic of muscle mass growth because all of our team members enjoy and are active in sports and we wanted to have a project that involved physical education and sports medicine. Also because we have recently learned in class how a muscle works, and we wanted to gain more knowledge about this type of idea. We want to find out how a muscle can grow faster and how to stretch it out so it will not get sore or eventually have muscle spasms.
We have started a program on NetLogo. It shows a line of muscle cells and how they get bigger based upon the conditions they are given. We plan to get it to where the program can stretch it out and show actual muscle action. Variables we will include are the nutrients we give the muscle cells, the amount of exercise, stress levels, and hours of rest daily. We will see how these factors will cause the muscle cells to grow better.

Progress to Date:
So far we have made a start on our NetLogo programming that demonstrates muscle cells growing depending on the level of activity. However we have many more variables to add with additional sliders:
- Stress. High stress levels decrease muscle growth.
- Rest. More hours of rest increase muscle growth.
- Nutrients. Correct nutrients speed growth.
Expected Results:
We hope to show the best combinations of these variables to give athletes advice on how best to build muscle mass.

Interview - Coach King. P.E. Instructor – Melrose High School. October 2018.
Biology New Mexico. Alton Biggs. McGraw Hill Education. 2013
Mayo Clinic. Weight Training: Improve Your Muscular Fitness. The Top Three Muscle Building Techniques An Overview of Weight Training

Team Members:

  sebastian loring
  Brandon Garcia
  Xander Chavez
  Braden Sorgen
  Yvonne Fuerte

Sponsoring Teacher: Alan Daugherty

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