The scientific name of the anterior thigh muscles is the quadriceps femoris. The other muscles in the thighs are called the adductors, which form the inner thigh, the hamstrings, which are at the back of the thighs, and ... More »

The thigh has three sets of strong muscles: the hamstring muscles in the back of the thigh, the quadriceps in the front and the adductor muscles on the inside. The quadriceps and hamstring muscles work in combination to ... More »

The shoulders, arms, chest, abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs and calves contain eight skeletal muscle groups. These include deltoid and trapezius muscles in the back and shoulders; biceps and triceps in the arms; pectoral... More »

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 »

The quadriceps, also known as the thigh muscles, move the knee and the hip, and they prevent the knee from buckling. The quadriceps are engaged when doing squats, climbing stairs, standing up and walking. More »

A person's thigh is composed of three major muscles: the quadriceps, hamstrings and adductors. Typically, when someone refers to the thigh muscle, the person is speaking about the quadriceps. More »

The thigh has three sets of strong muscles: the hamstring muscles in the back of the thigh, the quadriceps in the front and the adductor muscles on the inside. The quadriceps and hamstring muscles work in combination to ... More »