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Flashcards in Muscular System Deck (15):
1

What is the proper name for your calf muscle?

Gastrocnemius

2

What are the muscles in your shoulders?

Deltoids

3

What are the muscles in your chest?

Pectorals

4

What is the name of the muscle in your bum?

Gluteus maximus

5

What is the muscle in your back?

Latissimus dorsi

6

What is the muscle in the front of your upper arm?

Bicep

7

Give a definition of an antagonistic pair

Two muscle that work together to perform a movement (e.g bicep and tricep)

8

What is an agonistic muscle?

The muscle that does the movement

9

What is an antagonistic muscle?

The muscle that relaxes to allow movement

10

What is a fixator?

A muscle that holds another joint in place while the movement happens

11

What extends the elbow?

Tricep

12

What flexes the knee?

Hamstring

13

What flexes the trunk (stomach)?

Abdominals

14

What adducts the shoulders?

Pectorals and latissimus dorsi

15

What rotates the hips?

Latissimus dorsi