Major Muscles, Functions, & Locations
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Raises the eyebrows. Located in forehead area, above eye socket.
Tenses & retracts the scalp. Located in back of head, near Occipital bone region.
Closes and blinks the eye. This is the ring of muscles surrounding the eye as well as the eyelid muscle.
Closes & protrudes lips (like in a kissing motion). This is the ring of muscles encircling the mouth/lips.
Elevates corner of mouth (as in smiling). This is actually located in the cheek area, because it raises the corners of the mouth.
Elevates & retracts mandible. Located in the sides of the head, above the ear.
Elevates & protracts mandible. Located in the cheek area. Muscle runs up and down.
Flexes head & neck side to side. Rotates head to opposite side. Pulls head forward & down. Located starting behind the ear and running at an angle down neck.
Rotates/retracts scapula. Elevates scapula. Depresses scapula. Extends head. Located coming from neck and covers the shoulder blade area.
Flexes arm at shoulder. Adducts & rotates arm. Located in the area under the collar bone over to under the arm pit.
Compresses abdomen. Flexes vertebral column. Located in the area where "abs" are. These are the 6/8 pack that show.
Compresses abdomen. Flexes & rotates vertebral column. Located in the area beside the abs, like the sides of your lower abdomen, under the ribs.
Protracts & rotates scapula. Located on the side of the ribs.
Extends arm at shoulder. Adducts & medially rotates arm. Large area in the back that mainly covers the ribs on your back.
Lateral-abducts arm. Anterior-flexes arm at shoulder. Posterior-extends arm at shoulder. Located in upper shoulder area.
Flexes forearm at elbow. Supinates forearm & hand.
These are the muscles that show when you "flex" your upper arm.
Extends forearm at elbow. These are located in the back of your upper arm.
Extends thigh at hip. Laterally rotates thigh. These are your "butt" muscles
Abducts thigh. Medially rotates thigh. Located in the hip region, beside the gluteus maximus.
Extends leg at the knee. Leg muscle that is on the inside of the upper leg, running from knee to inner thigh area.
Extends leg at the knee. This muscle runs along the outer upper leg area, to the side.
Extends leg at the knee. Flexes thigh at hip. Muscle that runs down your upper leg along the top, from thigh to knee.
Flexes leg at the knee. Flexes thigh at hip. Abducts thigh. Laterally rotates thigh. Medially rotates leg. Muscle that runs at an angle from the hip across upper leg to the inside of the knee.
Adducts thigh. Flexes thigh at hip. Medially rotates thigh & leg.
Located in inner upper leg.
Flexes leg at knee. Extends thigh at hip. Muscle that runs up the back of the upper leg.
Flexes leg at knee. Extends thigh at hip. Muscle that runs up the back of upper leg.
Flexes leg at knee. Extends thigh at hip. Muscle that runs up the back side of upper leg, located on the inside of the leg.
Dorsi flexion and inversion of foot. Muscle that runs down the front of the lower leg.
Plantar flexion of foot. Flexion of leg at knee. This is the "calf" muscle.
Plantar flexion of foot. This muscle runs along the inside of the lower leg.