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1

What are the muscles in the hips and thighs?

-Abductors
-Adductors
-Hamstrings
-Quadriceps
-Gluteals

2

What are extensors?

Muscles that straighten a limb at a joint; or move the connected bones further away from each other

3

What are muscles controlled by?

The nervous system.
It sends electrochemical impulses through neurons that cause muscle fibres to contract or relax and joints to move.

4

What are adductors?

Muscles that move a limb towards the midline.

5

What are the muscles in the torso?

-Obliques (external and internal)
-Pectorals
-Latissimus Dorsi
-Rectus Abdominus
-Transverse Abdominus

6

What are abductors?

Muscles that move a limb away from the midline.

7

What are flexors?

Muscles that bend a limb at a joint; or move the connected bones closer together.

8

What are the muscles in the lower legs?

-Gastrocnemius
-Achilles Tendon
-Tibialis Anterior
-Tibialis Posterior

9

What muscles make up the abdominal wall?

-Rectus Abdominus
-Internal Obliques
-External Obliques
-Transverse Abdominus

10

Name the three gluteal muscles.

1. Gluteus maximus
2. Gluteus minimus
3. Gluteus medius

11

What are the muscles in the arms?

-Bicep
-Tricep
-Deltoid
-Trapezius