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leg muscles

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Illiacus   (prime mover in thigh flexion and in flexing trunk)  
Adductor longus   between satorius & gracilis (adducts,flexes,&medially rotates thigh)  
Gluteus maximus   butt(major extensor of thigh)  
Gluteus medius   above and below gluteus maximus (abducts & medially rotates thigh)  
Biceps femoris   lateral hamstring (extends thigh & flexes knee)  
semitendinosus   middle hamstring (extends thigh at hip; flexes knee)  
semimembranosus   most medial hamstring (extends thigh & flexes knee)  
rectus femoris   middle quadriceps (extends knee & flexes thigh at hip)  
Vastus Lateralis   lateral quadriceps (extends and stabilizes knee)  
Vastus medialis   medial quadriceps (extends knee)  
Vastus intermedius   deep to rectus femoris (extends knee)  
Sartorius   attaches to illiac crest raps medial to patella (flexes and medially rotates thigh; flexes knee)  
Gracilis   medial posterior thigh muscle(adducts thigh, flexes and medially rotates leg)  
Gastrocnemius   calf muscle (plantar flexes foot)  
Tibialis anterior   anterior toward front.lateral to shin (prime mover of dorsiflexion)  
Soleus   posterior deep to gastrocnemius (plantar flexes foot)  
Fibularis (peroneus) longus   anterior lateral leg (plantar flexes and everts foot  


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