What is the muscle on the side of your leg called?

What is the muscle on the side of your leg called?

What is the muscle on the side of your leg called?

Quadriceps femoris muscle
Quadriceps femoris muscle, large fleshy muscle group covering the front and sides of the thigh. It has four parts: rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, and vastus intermedius.

What is the muscle on the side of your lower leg?

The gastrocnemius muscle is one of the main muscles of the lower leg. It gives the calf of the leg its rounded, bulging appearance. The gastrocnemius is on the posterior, or back, side of the leg. It attaches to the femur and the patella above the tibia, in the top of the area.

What is the inner side of leg called?

The leg from the knee to the ankle is called the crus or cnemis /ˈniːmɪs/. The calf is the back portion, and the tibia or shinbone together with the smaller fibula make up the front of the lower leg….Thigh.

Movement Muscles (in order of importance)
Extension •Quadriceps femoris •Tensor fasciae latae*

When should you worry about leg pain?

Call for immediate medical help or go to an emergency room if you: Have a leg injury with a deep cut or exposed bone or tendon. Are unable to walk or put weight on your leg. Have pain, swelling, redness or warmth in your calf.

Which leg muscle is at the top of the leg on the back side of the leg?

hamstring muscles
The thigh has three sets of strong muscles: the hamstring muscles in the back of the thigh, the quadriceps muscles in the front, and the adductor muscles on the inside. The quadriceps and hamstrings work together to straighten (extend) and bend (flex) the leg. The adductor muscles pull the legs together.

How do you gain muscle in your legs?

Squats are meant to increase muscle bulk in your legs and butt. Squats are best for building quad muscles (the quadriceps femoris in the upper leg). Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Place each hand on each hip and tighten your stomach muscles.