In the musculoskeletal system, the muscular and skeletal systems work together to support and move the body. The bones of the skeletal system serve to protect the body's organs, support the weight of the body, and give the body shape. The muscles of the muscular system attach to these bones, pulling on them to allow for movement of the body.
Now that we know about muscle tissue, let's see how this is arranged to form the muscular system, the incredible network of muscles that covers the skeletal system so that it can pull on bones and allow us to move around at will. There are hundreds of muscles so we won't cover them all, but we will learn some basic ways of categorizing and naming them, and take a look at a bunch of them too!
We've learned about bones and the skeletal system, but bones are so hard, so why are our bodies so bendy and flexible? The answer is joints! Joints let our bodies move in all the way they do, and they are many different types, so let's check out their structures now.