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skeletal muscles

Sternocleidomastoid Anterior - Rotates and laterally flexes neck
Trapezius Anterior/posterior - draws head back and to the side; rotates scapula
Deltoid Anterior/posterior - raises and rotates arms
Rectus femoris Anterior - Extends leg and assists flexion of thigh
Sartorius Anterior - Flexes and rotates the thigh and leg
Tibialis anterior Anterior - Dorsiflexes foot and increases the arch in the beginning process of walking
Pectoralis major Anterior - flexes, adducts, and rotates arm
Biceps brachii Anterior - flexes arm and forearm and supinates forearm
External oblique Anterior - Contracts abdomen and viscera (internal organs)
Rectus abdominis Anterior - compresses or flattens abdomen
Gastrocnemius Anterior/posterior - Plantar flexes foot and flexes knee
Soleus Anterior - plantar flexes foot
Triceps Posterior- extends forearm
Latissimus dorsi Posterior - adducts, extends, and rotates arm; used during swimming
Gluteus medius Posterior - abducts and rotates thigh
Gluteus maximus Posterior - extends and rotates thighs
Biceps femoris Posterior - Flexes knee and rotates it outward
Semitendinosus Posterior - Flexes and rotates leg; extends thigh
Semimembranosus Posterior- flexes and rotates leg; extends thigh
Achilles tendon Posterior - Plantar(sole of the foot) flexion and extension of ankle
Created by: avilshad6601