A&P and H. A&P Thigh & Leg Muscle Homework Worksheet

Special directions for the Honors Class:  Please include the origin and insertion for each of the muscles indicated below in the questions where it is indicated.

Name _________________________Period ___Date ___________

  1. Which muscle that allows you to stand on your tip toes?  What is its action?  Where is it located?  (Honors) What is its origin and insertion?

 

 

  1. Which muscle opposes the action of the muscle named in number 1?  (Honors) What is its origin and insertion?

 

 

  1. Which muscles “flex the leg?  List each.  (Honors) What is each of their origins and insertions?

 

 

 

  1. Which muscle extends the leg and also helps to flex the hip joint?  (Honors) What is its origin and insertion?

 

  1. Which muscles evert the foot? (Honors) What are their origins and insertions?

 

 

  1. If the Achilles tendon were damaged or cut, which muscles would be directly affected?

 

 

  1. Name the Hamstring muscles and the action performed  by the group.

 

 

  1. List those muscles that are involved in plantar flexion. (Honors) What are their origins and insertions

 

 

  1. Define plantarflexion.

 

 

  1. Which muscles are antagonists to  those that are involved in plantar flexion?

 

 

  1. Where is the extensor digitorum longus located with reference to the tibialis anterior? (Honors) What are their origins and insertions?

 

 

  1. Where is the flexor digitorum longus located with reference to the tibialis  posterior?  (Honors) What are their origins and insertions?

     

 

 

  1. List the muscles that invert he foot.

 

  1. Define inversion of the foot.

 

 

  1. Which muscles are antagonists to those that are involved in inversion of the foot?

 

 

  1. Which muscles dorsiflex the foot? (Honors) What are their origins and insertions?

     

 

 

  1. Define dorsiflexion.