Muscle of the month: The Hamstrings (biceps femoris, semimembranosus, semitendinosus)
The hamstrings consist of three distinct muscles that make up the bulk of the posterior thigh. Working opposite to the quadriceps (remember The Thigh Who Loved Me?), like a pulley, these powerful muscles provide mobility, stability, and coordination of the lower extremity. From walking and running, to busting a move on the dance floor, our hamstrings are working hard to keep us moving and grooving.
Muscle of the Month: Biceps brachii
Biceps are one of the most recognizable muscles. Long before the bulging biceps of Popeye, the bicep has been a symbol of strength.
Though not one of the major muscle groups of the upper body, the bicep still plays a role in elbow and shoulder movements. The bicep helps with lifting and pulling, which are essential motions for all of us.
Muscle of the Month: Peroneals (Longus, Brevis and Tertius)
Your peroneals are the three muscles that sit on the outer side of your lower leg. They are also known as fibular muscles, as they run along your fibula, the outer bone in the lower leg. The three muscles are categorized by lengths: longus, the longest of the three; brevis, the shorter one; and tertius, the third of the peroneals that attaches to the lower third of the fibula.