Leg Muscles Diagrams

Get a handful labeled leg muscle diagrams to assist your study about human’s leg muscle anatomy. These printable diagrams are designed to guide you in studying the structure of the leg muscle. The muscular system of the legs and feet work together to support, balance, and propel the body. The muscles of the leg are important for movements of the ankle, and for adjustments to changing surfaces we are walking on. Study more about the muscles of the leg by following the diagrams below.

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You can see in the following leg muscle diagrams that there are three distinct groups of leg muscle anatomy i.e. an anterior group, a posterior group, and a lateral group. The function of these compartments helps us in activities such as walking, kicking, running and dancing. It is important to consider muscle groups as functional units. The posterior compartment of the leg contains seven muscles, organized into two layers: superficial and deep. The two layers are separated by a band of fascia. More muscle diagrams can be seen in the following images.

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The hamstrings are three muscles at the back of the thigh that affect hip and knee movement. They begin under the gluteus maximus behind the hipbone and attach to the tibia at the knee. Possibly the most important tendon in terms of mobility is the Achilles tendon. This important tendon in the back of the calf and ankle connects the plantaris, gastrocnemius, and soleus muscles to the heel bone. It stores the elastic energy needed for running, jumping, and other physical activity.

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As you begin to understand the anatomy of your leg muscles, you’ll learn how to maximize your leg exercise. All these pictures are provided in high quality. Learn more about the other human body structure and anatomy diagrams by browsing through our latest posts or looking it up on the search column!

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