The muscles found in the front of your thighs are known as what?
No, your glute muscles are not officially part of yourlegs (get the full 411 on your rear view at fitnessmagazine.com/behind), but here we take a below-the-cheeks look at the major players that are.
HamstringsThese muscles, which form the back of the thigh, flex your knee and extend your hip.
AdductorsAlso known as inner thigh muscles; squeeze a pencil between your knees to feel these fire.
QuadricepsThis muscle at the front of your thigh is made up of four sections and is the main mover when you extend knees.
GastrocnemiusThe uppermost of your two calf muscles, it gives your feet push-off power with each step.
SoleusThis calf muscle works with and lies underneath the gastrocnemius.
Tibialis anteriorThe strip of muscle that makes up your shin and helps you flex your ankle to move your foot toward your knee.
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