Sartorius, Gracilis, Biceps femoris, Semitendinosus, Semimembranosus
– Biceps femoris, semitendinosus, semimembranosus make up the hamstrings.
• All of the muscles are located towards the posterior portion of the thigh (except for sartorius). When they contract, they pull the calf and foot towards the posterior of the body.
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Tensor fascia lata, Rectus femoris, Vastus lateralis, Vastus medialis, Vastus intermedius
– Rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius make up the quadriceps.
• All of the muscles are located on the anterior thigh. When they contract, they pull the calf and foot back to anatomical position.
– During this motion the posterior muscles are relaxed and returning to their normal positions.
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Match the muscle with its movements.