The external oblique refers to two broad, thin, superficial muscles that rest on the lateral sides of the body's abdominal region; the internal oblique is immediately below the external oblique. The internal and external... More » Science Human Anatomy Muscles

Symptoms of an oblique muscle strain include immediate pain in the afflicted area, muscle spasms, swelling and bruising. Abdominal muscle strains are graded according to severity, reports Dr. Jonathan Cluett for More »

Some treatments for a pulled oblique muscle are simply to rest the muscle and let the inflammation ease, says For the first 48 hours after the muscle is first pulled, the patient should apply an ice pack to it... More »

The standing lateral raise primarily works the lateral deltoid muscles, which are the muscles found on the sides of the shoulders. Synergists include the middle and lower trapezius and the anterior, or front, deltoid mus... More » Science Human Anatomy Muscles

The quadriceps are a group of four muscles located at the front and sides of the thighs. These muscles originate from the femur bone and run down to the patella or kneecap. More »

Despite myths hailing it to be the strongest single muscle in the body, the human tongue is actually comprised of eight different muscles, according to the Richmond Smile Center. The muscles that comprise the tongue are ... More »

The skeletal muscles, the muscles that power voluntary movements of the body, aid the circulatory system as the primary method by which deoxygenated blood is pushed back to the heart through the veins. Veins have thin wa... More »