Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-your-muscular-system-works-emma-bryce Each time you take a step, 200 muscles work in unison to lift your foot, propel it forward, and set it down. It’s just one of the many thousands of tasks performed by the muscular system: this network of over 650 muscles covers the body and is the reason we can blink, smile, run, jump, and stand upright. So how does it work? Emma Bryce takes you into the body to find out. Lesson by Emma Bryce, directed by Viviane Leezer. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible. Tony Trapuzzano, Devin Harris, Brandy Jones, John Ess, Jessica James, Barun Padhy, Dale Dualan, Simone Kidner, Shawn Quichocho, Gi Nam Lee, Joy Love Om, Narat Suchartsunthorn, Miloš Stevanović, Ghassan Alhazzaa, Duo Xu, Yankai Liu, Pavel Zalevskiy, André Spencer, Justus Berberich, Claudia Mayfield.