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Principal Muscles of the Body: Muscles That Move the Lower Extremeties

For the answer, provide function, insertion, origin. (In that order)
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Iliopsoas
Flexes thigh or trunk, femur, ilium and vertebrae.
Sartorius
Flexes thigh and rotates lower leg, tibia, ilium.
Gluteus Maximus
Extends thigh, femur, ilium sacrum and coccyx.
Adductor Longus
Adducts thigh, femur, pubis.
Gracilis
Adducts thigh, tibia, pubis.
Pectineus
Adducts thigh, femur, pubis.
Semimembranosus
Flexes knee, tibia, ischium.
Semitendinosus
Flexes knee, tibia, ischium.
Biceps Femoris
Flexes knee, fibula, ischium and femur.
Rectus Femoris
Extends knee, tibia, ilium.
Vastus Lateralis, Intermedius, and Medialis
Extends knee, tibia, femur.
Tibialis Anterior
Dorsiflexes ankle, metatarsals, tibia.
Gastrocnemius
Plantar flexes ankle, calcaneus, femur.
Soleus
Plantar flexes ankle, calcaneus, tibia and fibula.
Peroneus Longus and Brevis
Plantar flexes ankle, tarsal and metatarsals, tibia and fibula.