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Some examples of a prime mover muscle are quadriceps moving the hamstrings in the leg and the biceps moving the triceps in the arm. Prime muscles are also known as synergists, and their role is to relax the antagonist, w... More »

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The prime mover of the elbow flexion is the brachialis muscle on the anterior side of the humerus. The prime mover of a muscle is the one that applies the most amount of force on that particular joint. The biceps brachii... More »

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Located on the posterior or back of the upper arm, the triceps brachii extends the forearm at the elbow and the humerus at the shoulder and is the prime mover for arm extension. The forearm can flex and extend at the elb... More »

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The Clermont College Biology Department lists examples of flexor muscles as the biceps brachii and the hamstrings, and some examples of extensor muscles are the triceps brachii, the quadriceps femoris and the gastrocnemi... More »

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Located on the posterior or back of the upper arm, the triceps brachii extends the forearm at the elbow and the humerus at the shoulder and is the prime mover for arm extension. The forearm can flex and extend at the elb... More »

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The major muscle groups in the body are the abdominal muscles, biceps, deltoids, erector spinae, gastrocnemius, soleus, gluteus, hamstrings, latissimus dorsi, rhomboids, obliques, pectoralis, quadriceps, trapezius and tr... More »

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The major contour muscles in the human body are the trapezius muscle, infraspinatus muscle, deltoid muscle, teres major, teres minir, triceps, latissimus, Sartorius, Gluteous medius and major, quadriceps, biceps femoris,... More »

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