Muscle Group of the Week: Triceps

Muscle Group of the Week: Triceps

Muscle Group of the Week: Triceps Found on the dorsal side of the upper arm, the three-headed triceps muscle is the antagonist of the biceps brachii on the front of the upper arm; meaning, the actions of the two muscle groups oppose one another.  While the biceps are...
Muscle Group of the Week: Biceps

Muscle Group of the Week: Biceps

Muscle Group of the Week: Biceps Biceps brachii, which translates to “two-headed muscle of the arm”, is a large thick muscle group consisting of a long head and a short head.  The short head originates from the coracoid process of the scapula, which is a hook-like...
Muscle Group of the Week: Hip Flexors

Muscle Group of the Week: Hip Flexors

Muscle Group of the Week: Hip Flexors Hip flexors, as the name clearly suggests, are the muscles responsible for hip flexion.  We’ve talked about at least one hip flexor muscle in a previous blog – the rectus femoris, the most superficial quadriceps muscle, is a hip...
Muscle Group of the Week: Quadriceps

Muscle Group of the Week: Quadriceps

Muscle Group of the Week: Quadriceps The quadriceps femoris – known as the quadriceps extensors, quads, or the quadriceps – is a group of four different muscles on the anterior thigh.  Quadriceps femoris is a Latin term that translates to “four-headed muscle of the...
Muscle Group of the Week: Glutes

Muscle Group of the Week: Glutes

Muscle Group of the Week: Glutes The gluteal muscle group consists of three individual buttock muscles that originate from the pelvic crest and sacrum and insert into the head of the femur.  The largest and most superficial gluteal muscle is the gluteus maximus; the...
Muscle Group of the Week: Hamstrings

Muscle Group of the Week: Hamstrings

Muscle Group of the Week: Hamstrings The biceps femoris, semitendinosus, and semimembranosus are the three posterior thigh muscles known collectively as the hamstrings.  Crossing the knee and hip joints, this strong muscle group provides the lower body with speed,...