Which are the largest muscles in the body?

Most of body’s glycogen is stored in muscles. It is worth to know which muscles may provide the biggest storage. And therefore it pays off to focus your attention while doing workout.

We’ve often thought that the largest muscles in the body are the pecs, legs and back.

However, new research published in the Journal of Strength and Conditional Researh suggests that the size of the muscle might not be what counts.

In order to compare muscle size, the respectable researchers analyzed existing studies.

They wanted to know muscle sizes in cubic centimeters. After hard anddedicated work, they found out which are the largest muscles.

Top five largest muscles are:

  • 5th place: Illiopsoas
  • 4th place: Triceps Brachii
  • 3rd place: Deltoid
  • 2nd place: Gluteus maximus
  • 1st place goes to Quadriceps femoris.

If you want to get an aesthetic physique, remember to develop all body muscles equally.

The 1st largest muscle – Quadriceps femoris

The quadriceps femoris is a group of muscles located in the front of the thigh. The latin translation of “quadriceps”is “four headed”, as the group contains four separate muscles: The vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius and the rectus femoris. These four muscles cover the front and sides of the femur (thighbone).

Exercises for the rectus femoris strengthen your legs, increasing athletic capability and contributing to improvements in physical appearance and body composition. For strength grains, do exercises for your rectus femoris two or three times a week. Suggests the LiveStrong.com

The rectus femoris is an important muscle with two heads originating from the pelvis. Most noteworthy the rectus femoris muscle is the only one of the quadriceps muscles that crosses the hip joint. The rectus femoris muscle continues down the thigh and is then inserted into the top of the patella.

Quadriceps tendon  rupture occurs more in males of older age groups suffering from metabolic diseases such as: gout, diabetes, renal failure and hyperthyroidism. It seems in the result of inactiveness of the muscle.

The 2nd largest muscle – Gluteus maximus

The body’s largest muscle is the gluteus maximus, one of three muscles that form your buttocks, or rear end.

Not only does your gluteus maximus help keep your torso, it gives you the strength to jump, run and walk uphill.

You see. without your gluteus maximus, you wouldn’t be able to extend your thigh, and this important motion makes it possible to climb, run and stand up from a sitting position.

The gluteus maximus also allows you to rotate your thigh, or turn it outward.

The two other gluteal muscles are the gluteus medius and the gluteus minimus.

Not only is the gluteus maximus larger than these two, it’s the one on top, or closest to the skin.



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