Muscles of hip, thigh and leg
hip flexor, deep in pelvis; a composite of two muscles
used to extend the hip while climbing stairs
"toe dancer's" muscle; a two-bellied muscle of the calf
inverts and dorsiflexes the foot
muscle group that allows you to draw your legs to the midline of your body, as when standing at attention
vastus intermedius, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis
muscle group that extends the knee
muscle group that extends the thigh and flexes the knee
smaller hip muscle commonly used as an injection site.
muscle group of the lateral leg; plantar flex and evert the foot.
strap-like muscle that is weak thigh flexor; the "tailor's muscle
muscle responsible for a particular body movement; agonist
postural muscles for the most part; reverses and/or opposes the action of a prime mover.
stabilizes a joint so that the prime mover can act at more distal joints; immobilizes the origin of a prime mover
muscles that assist the action of the agonist; performs the same movements as the prime mover