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Muscle Action

GCSE PE Muscle Actions.

Biceps Flexion at the elbow - bending the arm
Triceps Extension at the elbow - straightening the arm.
Quadriceps Extension at the knee - straightening the leg.
Deltoid Abducts the arm at the shoulder - lifts the arms up and out to the sides of the body.
Trapezius Holds and rotates your shoulders. Moves your head back and sideways.
Abdominals Flexion at the hips - bending the body at the waist.
Pectorals Flexion at the shoulder - adduction at the shoulder - lifting the arms up and towards the body.
Latissimus Dorsi Extension at the shoulder - adduction at the shoulder - lowering the arm and moving it towards the body.
Hamstring Flexion at the knee - bending the leg.
Gluteals Extension at the hips - straightening the body at the waist.
Gastrocnemius Extending the ankle - allowing us to stand on tip toes
Created by: Taec Muscle