What Is a List of Antagonist Muscle Pairs?

Some of the most commonly used antagonist muscle pairs in the human body include quadriceps/hamstrings, biceps/triceps, shins/calves, pectorals/latissimus dorsi and trapezius/deltoids, according to MIT. Other antagonist muscle pairs involve two types of deltoids, abdominals versus spinal erectors, two types of oblique muscles and two forearm muscle pairs.