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Lower Limb Muscles and Functions

Muscle NameActionHint/mnemonic
Gluteus Maximus, Medius and Minimus, Tensor Fascia Lata Hip Abduction Gluteal triplets (small, medium and large) and Tense-Faced Lara spend their evenings abducting hip people
Pectineus, Adductors BLM, Gracilis Hip Adduction Pecking birds love marmite grubs
Gluteus Maximus and Hamstrings Hip Extension
Psoas Major, Iliacus, Pectineus, Rectus Femoris and Sartorius Hip Flexion Psoas Major Iliacus, Pect, Rect, Sart
(anterior fibres of) Gluteus Medius, (anterior fibres of) Gluteus Minimus, Tensor Fascia Lata Medial/Internal Hip Rotation "anterior fibres of glutes med and min, make your face go tense and your hips turn in"
Gluteus Maximus, Gemellus Superior & Inferior, Obturator Internus & Externus, Quadratus Femoris Lateral/external hip rotation
Quadriceps, Tensor Fascia Lata (acts via Iliotibial Tract) Knee extension Remember the action of Iliotibial Tract keeping knees in full extension
Hamstrings, Sartorius, Gracilis, Gastrocnemius Knee Flexion Flex your Knees for a Good Glory Hole Sucking
Semimembranosus, Semitendinosus, Sartorius, Popliteus, Gracilis Medial knee rotation "Medial knee - SSSPG !"
Biceps Femoris Lateral knee rotation
Tibialis Anterior and Tibialis Posterior Foot Inversion
Peroneus Longus, Peroneus Brevis and Peroneus Tertius Foot Eversion
Tibialis Posterior, Flexor Digitorum Longus, Flexor Hallucis Longus, Plantaris, Soleus, Gastrocnemius Ankle Plantarflexion
Tibialis Anterior, Extensor Hallucis Longus, Extensor Digitorum Longus Ankle Dorsiflexion
Created by: georgealbertjnr