Actions of the gastrocnemius muscle include pulling the heel up and extending the foot downward. It also provides the force necessary for running and jumping. More »

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The main purpose of the gastrocnemius muscle is to facilitate leg movements, such as jumping, walking, running and knee bending. The gastrocnemius muscle pushes the leg down during these types activities. The location of... More »

The gastrocnemious, hamstrings, iliopsoas, quadriceps and gluteal muscles are all used to generate the kicking motion. There are two distinct phases to the kicking action, the preparatory and the actual kicking phase. On... More »

The main purpose of the gastrocnemius muscle is to facilitate leg movements, such as jumping, walking, running and knee bending. The gastrocnemius muscle pushes the leg down during these types activities. The location of... More »

Muscles that cause two bones on two different sides of the joint to close, resembling a bending action, are called flexor muscles. However, each muscle has the ability only to pull, not to push, so muscles need to work i... More »

The hip adductor muscles allow humans to draw their legs to the mid-line of the body, an action which is aptly named adduction. Other movements the hip adductors enable include transverse adduction, flexion, extension, a... More »

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The triceps surae is composed of the soleus muscle and the gastrocnemius muscle, both of which merge into the Achilles tendon, according to Kenhub. These muscles make up what is known as the calf of the leg. More »