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Anatomy and Physiology


Deep & Superficial Skeletal Muscles of the Body


Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle

Trapezius
Trapezius
Levator Scapula Muscle Icon
Levator Scapulae
Pectoralis Minor
Pectoralis Minor
Serratus Anterior
Serratus Anterior
Sternocleidomastoid
Sternocleidomastoid
Splenius
Splenius
Scalene Muscles
Scalenes

 


Muscles of the Shoulder Joint

Deltoid muscle
Deltoids

Teres Major
Teres Major

Pec Major
Pectoralis Major

Latissimus dorsi
Latissimus Dorsi

NOTE:  The Following 4 Muscles Make up the Rotator Cuff

Supraspinatus
Supraspinatus
Teres Minor
Teres Minor

 

 

 


Muscles of the Core

 

Rectus Abdominus muscle
Rectus Abdominus
External Oblique
External Obliques
Internal oblique
Internal Obliques
Quadratus Lumborum
Quadratus Lumborum
Multifidus muscle
Multifidus
 
 
 
 
 
 

Muscles of the Hip & Pelvic Girdle

gluteus maximus
Gluteus Maximus
 Gluteus medius
Gluteus Medius
 Glutreus minimus
Gluteus Minimus
  Rectus femoris muscle
Rectus Femoris
 Sartorius
Sartorius
Iliopsoas Muscle
Iliopsoas
Piriformis muscle
Piriformis

NOTE:  The Following 5 Muscles Make up the Adductor Complex

Adductor magnus muscle
Adductor Magnus
Adductor Longus
Adductor Longus
Adductor Brevis
Adductor Brevis
Gracilis
Gracilis

Pectineus
Pectineus

     

NOTE:  The Following 3 Muscles Make up the Hamstrings

Biceps femoris hamstring muscle
Biceps Femoris
 
Semitendinosus muscle of the hamstrings
Semitendinosus
Semimembranosus muscle of the hamstrings
Semimembranosus
 

Muscles at the Elbow Joint

 

Biceps Brachii
Biceps Brachii
Brachialis
Brachialis
Brachioradialis Muscle
Brachioradialis
Triceps
Triceps Brachii
Anconeus
Anconeus
Pronator Teres
Pronator Teres
Pronator quadratus
Pronator Quadratus

 


Muscles of the Wrist & Hand

Flexor Carpi Radialis Muscle
Flexor Carpi Radialis
Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Muscle
Flexor Carpi Ulnaris 
Flexor Pollicis Longus Muscle
Flexor Pollicis Longus
Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Muscle
Flexor Digitorum Superficialis
Extensor Carpi Radialis Muscle
Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus
Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis
Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis
Extensor Digitorum Communis Muscle
Extensor Digitorum Communis
Extensor Carpi Ulnaris muscle
Extensor Carpi Ulnaris
Extensor Pollicis Longus Muscle
Extensor Pollicis Longus
   
 
 
 

Muscles of the Knee Joint

NOTE:  The First 3 Muscles Make up the Hamstrings

Biceps femoris hamstring muscle
Biceps Femoris 
Semitendinosus muscle of the hamstrings
Semitendinosus
Semimembranosus muscle of the hamstrings
Semimembranosus

Popliteus
Popliteus

NOTE:  The Following 4 Muscles Make up the Quadriceps


Rectus femoris muscle of the quadriceps
Rectus Femoris
 

Vastus intermedius
Vastus Intermedius

Vastus medialis
Vastus Medialis

Vastus Lateralis
Vastus Lateralis

 

 

 



Muscles of the Foot & Ankle

Gastrocnemius
Gastrocnemius
Soleus
Soleus
Tibilias Posterior
Tibialis Posterior
Perneus Longus
Peroneus Longus
Perneus Brevis
Peroneus Brevis
Peroneus Tertius Muscle
Peroneus Tertius
 
Extensor Digitorum Longus
Extensor Digitorum Longus
Extensor Hallucis Longus Muscle
Extensor Hallucis Longus
Flexor Hallucis Longus
Flexor Hallucis Longus
Flexor Digitorum Longus
Flexor Digitorum Longus

 


More Information & Functional Muscle Anatomy Guide Information

 

Anatomy

Origin:

The origin of a muscle is the point at which it attaches to a bone (usually) or another muscle. The structure that the origin is attached to is not moved by the contraction of the muscle.

Insertion:

The muscle insertion is the point at which a muscle attaches to the skin, a bone, or another muscle. The insertion attaches to the structure that will be moved by the contraction of the muscle. Insertions are usually connections of muscle via tendon to bone.

Major Artery:

Each muscle's blood supply is carried to by a major artery.

Neural Innervation:

Which nerves innervate each muscle.

Trigger Points: 

Hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers.

 

Physiology

Concentric Functions:

The function of a specific muscle while it is in its shortening phase.

Eccentric Functions:

The function of a specific muscle while it is in its lengthening phase

Isometric Function:

The function of a specific muscle while it is neither lengthening nor shortening.

Related Muscles:

Muscles which have similar structure or perform similar functions.

Antagonist:

Muscles which directly oppose the action of the listed muscle.

Exercises:

Exercises which recruit the muscle in question.


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