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lower leg muscles

origin insertion and actions - gym instructor

Muscles of legOriginInsertionAction
Gastrocnemius Femur Achilles tendon into the heel bone Ankle Plantar flexion Knee flexion
Soleus tibia & fibula achilles tendon into the heel bone ankle plantar flexion
tibialis anterior tibia inside of the foot ankle dorsi flexion
bicep femoris ischium & femur tibia and fibula knee flexion and hip extension (move thigh to rear)
rectus femoris ilium via the patella tendon to the tibia hip flexion and knee extension
vastus intermedialis/vastus medialis/ vastus lateralis femur via the patella tendon to the tibia knee extension
semi-tendinosus & semi-membranosus ischium tibia hip extension & knee flexion
tensor fascia latae (outside of upper leg) ilium tibia hip flexion * abduction
Created by: allisonhearsum