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City College of San Francisco Instructor: brittany brown ceres

Beginning Yoga bceres@ccsf.edu / 415-794-0752

Muscle Chart
Muscle Origin Insertion Function Location

Abductors (tensor Ilium Femur Brings hip away Upper leg-


fasciae latae, gluteus from body. rear of human
medius, gluteus upper leg
minimus)
Adductors(includes Pubis Femur Brings leg back to Upper leg-
madductor longus, and across body. rear of human
adductor brevis, upper leg
adductor magnus
muscles
Biceps brachi Scapula Radius and ulna Flexes elbow and Arm-
moves forearm. front view of
human arm
Brachialis Humerus and septa Coronoid Flexes elbow. Arm-
process and front view of
ulna human arm
Brachioradialis Humerus and septum Radius Flexes and rotates Arm-
elbow. front view of
human arm
Deltoid Clavicle, deltoid Deltoid Raises and rotates Arm-
tuberosity, acromion tuberosity arm in all front view of
and scapula (humerus) directions. human arm
Erector spinae Sacrum and ilium Upper thoracic Extends spine and Body-
vertebrae trunk back. rear view of
human body
Gastrocnemius (calf Femur Lower leg - back Calcaneum (by Raises heal when Lower leg-
muscle) achilles tendon) leg is straight. rear of human
lower leg
Gluteus maximus Ilium Femur Moves hips Upper leg-
forward. rear of human
upper leg

Hamstrings (made of 1. Ischium 1. Fibula and 1. Bends knee. Upper leg-


3 muscles): 2. Ischium femur 2. Bends knee. rear of human
3. Ischium 2. Tibia 3. Bends knee. upper leg
1. Biceps femoris 3. Tibia
2. Semitendinosus
3.Semimembranosus
Sacrospinalis lumbar vertebrae Latissmus Dorsi Mobilize low back. Lower Back
Obliquus Externus Rectus Abdominus Latissmus Dorsi Side bending Torso-
mobility both sides of
human torso

Iliopsoas Ilium, sacrum, thoracic Femur Moves hips Torso-


City College of San Francisco Instructor: brittany brown ceres
Beginning Yoga bceres@ccsf.edu / 415-794-0752
and lumbar vertebrae backwards. Interior
length of
torso to hips
Latisimus dorsi Lower thoracic, lumbar Humerus Brings shoulders Body-
vertebrae and sacrum and arms back to rear view of
body. human body
Pectoralis major and Sternum Humerus Moves humerus Body-
minor (arm) to chest. front view of
human body
Quadriceps (made of 1. Ilium 1. Tibia (patella 1. Extends leg Upper Leg -
4 muscles): 2. Femur tendon) out. front of
3. Femur 2. Tibia (patella 2. Extends knee. human upper
1. Rectus femoris 4. Femur tendon) 3. Extends knee. leg
2. Vastus lateralis 3. Tibia (patella 4. Extends knee.
3. Vastus medialis tendon)
4. Vastus intermediu 4. Tibia (patella
tendon)
Rectus abdominis Costal cartilages, Margin and Brings trunk Body-
medial inferiorcostal xiphoid forward, and aids front view of
expiration. human body
Rhomboids Upper thoracic Scapula Pulls back scapula Body-
vertebrae (shoulder blades). rear view of
human body
Soleus (calf muscles) Tibia and fibula Calcaneum (by Raises heal when Lower leg-
Achilles tendon) leg is bent. rear of human
lower leg
Tibialis anterior Tibia Metatarsal # 1 Raises front of Lower leg-
(big toe) foot. rear of human
lower leg

Trapezius Starts at base of skull. Scapula and Elevates and Body-


Ends at last thoracic clavicle lowers pectoral rear view of
vertebra. elevation. girdle. Also moves human body
scapula towards
the spine.
Triceps Brachi, scapula and Olecranon Extends forearm. Arm-
Humerus process (elbow) rear view of
human arm
City College of San Francisco Instructor: brittany brown ceres
Beginning Yoga bceres@ccsf.edu / 415-794-0752
City College of San Francisco Instructor: brittany brown ceres
Beginning Yoga bceres@ccsf.edu / 415-794-0752

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