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Gluteus Maximus: Functional Anatomy Guide

The gluteus maximus (G. gloutos, buttock. L. maximus, largest.) is not only the largest buttock muscle, but the largest muscle in the human body, period. Its main responsibility

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Gluteus Medius: Functional Anatomy Guide

The gluteus medius (G. gloutos, buttock. L. medius, middle) is the second largest of the three gluteal, or butt, muscles. It is a fan-shaped muscle, whose main action

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Gluteus Minimus: Functional Anatomy Guide

The gluteus minimus (G. gloutos, buttock. L. minimus, smallest) is the smallest and deepest of the three buttock muscles. Its primary responsibility is hip abduction. It

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Hamstring Muscles: Functional Anatomy Guide

The average gym rat uses the term “hamstrings” to refer to the muscles on the back of thigh, whose primary function is knee flexion. If you want to get really

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Brachioradialis: Functional Anatomy Guide

The brachioradialis (G. brachion, arm. L. radius, stake or rod ) is a large forearm muscle, whose name refers to its connection between the upper arm and radius. It

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Pectoralis Minor: Functional Anatomy Guide

The pectoralis minor (L. pectus, chest ; minor, smaller.) is the smaller and lesser-known of the two chest muscles. It helps stabilize the scapula and is the prime mover

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Gastrocnemius: Functional Anatomy Guide

The gastrocnemius (G. gaster, belly ; kneme, leg.), or “gastroc” for short, is the largest muscle in the calf, which acts on both the ankle and knee joints. It shares

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Soleus: Functional Anatomy Guide

The soleus (L. solea, sandal.) is the smaller of the two major calf muscles; the other muscle being the gastrocnemius (gastroc). Fun fact: It was originally named after

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Brachialis: Functional Anatomy Guide

The brachialis (G. brachion, arm.) is a lesser-known arm muscle located on the front of the humerus. It is the prime mover in elbow flexion. Since it only crosses one

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Biceps Brachii: Functional Anatomy Guide

The biceps brachii (L. biceps, two-headed ; G. brachion, arm.), commonly known as the biceps, is the prominent two-headed muscle of the arm. It acts on the elbow,

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