According to the Library of Congress, the human body has at least 650 skeletal muscles and as many as 840 depending on what counts as a muscle. Some sources count complex muscles as a single muscle, while others count co... More »

There are nearly 700 skeletal muscles in the human body. The precise number varies because not all scientists agree about what constitutes a separate countable muscle and what is considered to be part of a larger muscle. More »

There is not a single muscle in the human body that is the strongest. The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle and is powerful enough to keep the body erect. The heart is the hardest working muscle, pumping at least 2,5... More »

The body parts are grouped into several systems, including the nervous system of the brain, spinal cord and nerves that control the body, its muscles and glands; and the skeletal system of the bones and joints that suppo... More »

Charts identifying muscles and showing their locations within the human body are available from PTDirect.com and InnerBody.com. SportsInjuryClinic.Net provides a brief description of several major muscles, in addition to... More »

Glycogen is stored mainly in the liver, but the skeletal muscles and glial cells in the brain also contain a small amount of glycogen. The amount of glycogen stored in the liver is about 10 percent of its mass. More »

The tendon is the connective tissue that connects bones to skeletal muscles. The tendon works to move the bone. When a muscle contracts, the bone and tendon move with it. More »