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Muscle Anatomy

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The interactive muscle anatomy diagram shown below outlines the major superficial (i.e. located immediately below the skin) muscles of the body. It should be noted that there are many more muscles in the body that are not addressed by this muscle anatomy diagram, however the muscles that are of primary interest from a fitness and exercise perspective are covered by this muscle anatomy diagram.

Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Roll your mouse over any muscle in the diagram below to learn its name. You can click on any highlighted muscle to view a more detailed image of the muscle and a description of what it does.

a diagram of the human muscular system anatomy deltoid deltoid deltoid deltoid biceps brachii biceps brachii pectoralis major pectoralis major latissimus dorsi latissimus dorsi latissimus dorsi latissimus dorsi trapezius trapezius trapezius triceps brachii triceps brachii teres major teres major infraspinatus infraspinatus flexor carpi ulnaris flexor carpi ulnaris flexor carpi ulnaris flexor carpi ulnaris flexor carpi radialis flexor carpi radialis brachioradialis brachioradialis extensor carpi ulnaris extensor carpi ulnaris extensor digiti minimi extensor digiti minimi extensor digitorum extensor digitorum extensor carpi radialis longus extensor carpi radialis longus anconeus anconeus serratus anterior serratus anterior rectus abdominis external oblique external oblique external oblique external oblique internal oblique internal oblique rectus femoris rectus femoris pectineus pectineus gracilis gracilis semitendinosus semitendinosus gluteus medius gluteus medius gluteus maximus biceps femoris biceps femoris semimembranosus semimembranosus vastus lateralis vastus lateralis soleus soleus soleus soleus sartorius sartorius adductor longus adductor longus vastus medialis vastus medialis gastrocnemius gastrocnemius gastrocnemius gastrocnemius adductor magnus adductor magnus tibialis anterior tibialis anterior

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