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Leg Muscles

Leg muscles actions

Extends hip when forceful extension is required. Gluteus maximus
Abducts thigh; steadies pelvis during walking. Gluteus medius
Flex knee and extend hip Semitendinosus
Flex knee and extend hip Semimembranosus
Flex knee and extend hip biceps femoris
Plantar flexes foot and flexes knee Gastrocnemius
Plantar flexes foot Soleus
Flexes hip Psoas major
Adduct thigh adductor muscles
Flexes hip Iliacus
Flex thigh on hip Sartorius
Extends knee Vastus medialis
Extends knee Vastus lateralis
Extends knee and flexes hip on thigh Rectus femoris
Dorsiflexes and inverts foot Tibilis anterior
Extends toes and dorsiflexes foot Extensor digitorum longus
Plantar flex and evert foot Fibularis longus
Plantar flex and evert foot Fibularis brevis
Plantar flex and evert foot Fibularis tertius
Created by: osucowboyup



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