This muscle song will help you learn the major muscles of the human body. Most anatomy courses will require that you at least know the name and location of the major muscles, though some anatomy courses will also require you to know the function (or action), the insertion and origin, and so on.
It can be difficult to learn the names and locations of the major muscles. In this anatomy muscle song, you can learn rhymes and mnemonics to help you remember the muscle name, location, and one of its functions/actions. You can listen to the song below, and then take the free major muscle quiz.
Muscle Song for Anatomy
There are major muscles that you need to know, so without delay, let’s give it a go.
- Latissimus dorsi – Your latissimus dorsi forms the width of your back, it causes arm extension, and that’s a fact.
- Trapezius – The trapezius muscle’s on the top of your back. It moves the scapula bone, and it looks kind of whack.
- Rhomboid major – The rhomboids retract your shoulder blade, which is really helpful when you throw a grenade.
- Deltoid – Your deltoid muscles are found on your shoulders. These arm abductors look like fleshly boulders.
- Infraspinatus – The infraspinatus helps rotate your arm, and it secures the shoulder, keeping it from harm.
- Biceps brachii –On the front of your arm, you have a biceps that peaks. When it flexes the elbow, it’ll make the ladies shriek.
- Brachialis – Under your biceps is the brachialis. This forearm flexor helps you drink from a chalice.
- Triceps brachii – On the back of your arm, you’ve got a triceps too. It causes forearm extension, and it’s shaped like a horseshoe.
- Brachioradialis is a forearm muscle. It causes forearm flexion so that you can tussle.
- Pectoralis major – The pectoralis major muscles make up your chest. Arm flexion and adduction is what they do best.
- Serratus anterior – Under the pecs is the serratus anterior. It rotates arms up, away from your posterior.
- Rectus abdominis – The rectus abdominis flex your spine, and if you do your sit-ups, your abs will look fine.
- Obliques (internal/external) – On the sides of your abs are you obliques. They help rotate the trunk so you can turn the other cheek.
- Gluteus maximus – The gluteus maximus makes up your booty. It extends the thigh because that’s its duty.
- Quadriceps femoris is on the front of your thigh; it extends the knee so you can jump really high.
- The vastus lateralis is on the outside, while the medialis is close to your fly. The intermedius lies between ‘em like this, and it’s covered over by the rectus femoris.
- Hamstrings: On the back of the thigh, your hamstrings flex the knee; It consists of three muscles as you can see.
- Biceps femoris has two heads that split, and the semitendinosus is medial to it. The semimembranosus is deeper still, and that makes it so much harder to feel.
These final muscles make up your calf. There are two main ones, so let’s break ‘em in half.
- Gastrocnemius –The gastrocnemius causes plantar flexion. It helps you stand on your toes and walk in any direction.
- Soleus – The soleus muscle is underneath that. It causes plantar flexion, and it’s really flat.
Free Quiz and More Anatomy Videos
Take a free major muscles anatomy quiz to test your knowledge, or review our muscle song video. In addition, you might want to watch our anatomy and physiology lectures on YouTube, or check our anatomy and physiology notes.