The rhomboid major and minor (L. rhomboideus, parallelogram ; major, larger ; minor, smaller.) are two muscles located between the shoulder blades and spinal column.
As is made explicit by its Latin translation, the quadriceps femoris (L. quattuor, four ; caput, head ; femoris, femur.) literally means the four-headed muscle of the
The levator scapulae (L. levator, elevator ; scapulae, shoulder blades.) is a strap-like muscle in neck and shoulder region.
It acts on the scapula and cervical spine,
The hip adductors refers to a group of five muscles that make up the bulk of the inner thigh mass. The primary function of this group is, surprise, hip adduction!
The pectoralis major (L. pectus, chest ; major, larger.) is a large, fan-shaped chest muscle.
It acts on the shoulder and (indirectly on) the scapula, with its most
The infraspinatus (L. infra, below ; spinus, spine ) is a thick rotator cuff muscle covering the majority of the posterior surface of the shoulder blade below the scapular spine.
The wrist flexors refer to six muscles in the anterior compartment of the forearm that act on the wrist and finger joints.
As a group, the primary action
The serratus anterior (L. serratus, saw ; anterior, front.), named for its saw-like appearance, is located on the side of the ribcage.
It acts on the scapula and is the
The pronator quadratus is (L. pronus, lying face down ; quadrus, square.) is a rectangular muscle on the front of the forearm that connects between the radius and the
The supinator (L. supinare, to lay on back or turn up) is a relatively wide muscle on the upper forearm.
It spirals from the back and outside of the forearm to the