IFT FI/GI Muscle Actions

  1. SCM (Sternocleidomastoids)
    • Location: Front of Neck
    • Actions: Head/neck flexion & rotation
  2. Group: Trapezius
    Upper Traps
    • Location: Back of neck
    • Actions
    •   Head/neck extension
    •   Head/neck rotation
    •   Scapular elevation
  3. Group: Trapezius
    Mid Traps
    • Location: Between scapulae
    • Actions
    • Scapular adduction
    • Scapular stabilisation
  4. Group: Trapezius
    Lower Traps
    • Location: Mid back
    • Actions: Scapular depression
  5. Rhomboids
    • Location: Between scapulae
    • Actions: Scapular adduction
  6. Erector Spinae
    • Location: Low back
    • Actions: Spinal extension
  7. Latissimus Dorsi
    • Location: Back
    • Actions:
    •   Shoulder adduction
    •   Shoulder extension
    •   Shoulder horizontal extension
    •   Shoulder medial rotation
  8. Rotator Cuff (Group)
    • Location: Shoulders / scapulae
    • Actions:
    •   Shoulder rotation
    •   Shoulder stabilisation
  9. Group: Deltoids
    Anterior Deltoids
    • Location: Shoulders
    • Actions:
    •   Shoulder flexion
    •   Shoulder horizontal flexion
  10. Group: Deltoids
    Medial Deltoids
    • Location: Shoulders
    • Actions: Shoulder abduction
  11. Group: Deltoids
    Posterior Deltoids
    • Location: Shoulders
    • Actions
    •   Shoulder extension
    •   Shoulder horizontal extension
  12. Pectoralis Major
    • Location: Chest
    • Actions:
    •   Shoulder flexion
    •   Shoulder horizontal flexion
    •   Shoulder adduction
    •   Shoulder medial rotation
  13. Pectoralis Minor & Serratus Anterior
    • Location: Chest & ribs
    • Actions
    •   Scapular abduction
    •   Scapular stabilisation
  14. Biceps
    • Location: Upper Arm
    • Actions:
    •   Elbow flexion
    •   Shoulder flexion
    •   Forearm supination
  15. Triceps
    • Location: Upper Arm
    • Actions:
    •   Elbow extension
    •   Shoulder extension
  16. Brachialis
    • Location: Upper Arm
    • Actions: Elbow flexion
  17. Brachioradialis
    • Location: Forearm
    • Actions: Elbow flexion
  18. Wrist & Finger Flexors
    • Location: Forearm
    • Actions:Wrist & finger flexion
  19. Wrist & Finger Extensors
    • Location: Forearm
    • Actions:Wrist & finger extension
  20. Abdominals (Group)
    • Location: between ribs and the pelvis (anterior)
    • Actions:
    •   Spine flexion
    •   Spine lateral flexion
    •   Spine rotation to same side
    •   Spine rotation to opposite side
    •   Compress abdominal contents
    •   Unload vertebrae
    •   Stability
  21. Iliopsoas
    • Location: Front of Hip
    • Actions:
    •   Hip flexion
    •   Hip lateral rotation
    •   Hip adduction
  22. Gluteus Maximus
    • Location: “Glutes”
    • Actions:
    •   Hip extension
    •   Hip lateral rotation
  23. Gluteus Minimus & Medius
    • Location: Above glutes
    • Actions
    •   Hip abduction
    •   Hip medial rotation
  24. Adductors
    • Location: Inner thigh / groin
    • Actions
    •   Hip adduction
    •   Hip medial rotation
  25. Quadriceps
    • Location: Front of thigh
    • Actions:
    •   Knee extension
    •   Hip flexion
  26. Hamstrings
    • Location: Back of thigh
    • Actions
    •   Hip extension
    •   Hip lateral rotation
    •   Hip medial rotation
    •   Knee flexion
  27. Tibialis Anterior
    • Location: Shin
    • Actions
    •   Dorsiflexion
    •   Inversion
  28. Group: Calf Muscles
    Gastrocnemius
    • Location: Calf – superficial
    • Actions
    •   Plantarflexion
    •   Knee flexion
  29. Group: Calf Muscles
    Soleus
    • Location: Calf – deep
    • Actions: Plantarflexion
  30. Toe Flexors
    • Location: Lower leg – medial
    • Actions: Toe flexion
  31. Toe Extensors
    • Location: Lower shin
    • Actions: Toe extension
Author
una.kehoe
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Card Set
IFT FI/GI Muscle Actions
Description
These are the muscle actions for the Fitness Instruction course
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