Skeletal muscles have different type of structure and functions. The muscle is attached to bring out the movement of the various bones of the skeleton. The skeleton muscles gives the whole skeleton shape and the covers the whole skeleton. They are then attached to the bodies stretchy tendons. The structure is attached to the bone by tendons which is composed of many connective tissues. The skeletal muscles consists of bundles called fascicles. There are many function of the skeletal muscles. They work in pairs e.g biceps and triceps, they do this to co-oridnate movement. The skeletal muscles work consistently to maintain posture. They hold all of your bones in the correct place. They prevent all of your joints from dislocating. The skeletal muscles generates heat as a by product from all of the muscle activity and it is vital to keep our bodies temperature a normal number.
The similarities of both of the muscle tissues is that they striation. They are also very similar in their appearances. There contraction properties are very similar. They both receive mitochondria and they both use it for energy. However they also have many differences. Although that they both have striation the cardiac muscle is more branch like and skeletal muscle is more linear. The cardiac muscles are involuntary whereas skeletal is voluntary. Finally the most important difference is that the cardiac muscle never ever stops working as the skeletal muscle has periods of rest.