Muscle Project Follow the directions carefully!

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Muscle Project
Follow the directions carefully!
1.) This project is due
2.) Purchase one of the many ‘muscle man’ type magazines or search the Internet. Look for pictures in which muscles are in a contracted / sometimes exaggerated state. In order to use a muscle for the project, it must be in the contracted state. For example, the muscle covering the forehead, the frontalis is seen only when one is frowning – it gives a wrinkled appearance to the forehead. If you attempt to show this muscle on someone who is simply smiling, no credit will be given.
3.) Display your pictures in a book / booklet or on poster board in an organized fashion in a binder. Observe some of the samples on display in the lab. Organize the muscles into groups such as arm, leg, face….etc. Then divide them into anterior and posterior groups and label them clearly and neatly. Spelling counts! Label each muscle only one time. Each picture you use should show a well delineated muscle. E.g., it is difficult to see a biceps brachii on a 2” photo….
4.) Using the list of 37 superficial muscles, find and label 25 of them. In your project, correctly identify, label and then number them – 1 through 25.
5.) Using the list of 16 deep muscles, find and label 10 of them. In your project, correctly identify, label and then number them – 1 through 10. Since these are deep muscles which will not be apparent on the surface, you only need to indicate their approximate location on your pictures. E.g., the diaphragm can be indicated at the junction of the thoracic and abdominal cavities.
6.) Be sure to use some system to distinguish superficial from deep muscles. Some students prefer a section of superficial muscles followed by a section of deep muscles. Others will show them on the same picture but clearly code them – such as orange colored labels for superficial muscles and green labels for deep muscles.
7.) Then, for 15 of the muscles give a common everyday action for that muscle. For example, rhomboideus major is used when the arm is lowered against a resistance, as in paddling a canoe. Yes—you may use this one in your project! Identify the muscle and its everday action.
8) NO ADAM pictures and no illustrations and hand drawings.

Superficial Muscles
Adductors* Infraspinatus* Soleus
Biceps brachii * Latissimus dorsi* Sternocleidomastoid*
Biceps femoris* Masseter* Sternohyoid
Brachialis Mylohyoid Teres major*
Brachioradialis Orbicularis oculi* Tinialis anterior
Deltoid Orbicularis oris* Tensor fascia latae
Digastric Pectoralis major* Trapezius*
External oblique* Rectus abdominis Triceps brachii*
Frontalis Restus femoris* Vastus lateralis
Gastrocnemius* Semitendinosus Vastus medialis
Gluteus maximus* Semimembranosus Zygomaticus*
Gluteus medius Serratus anterior*
Gracilis Sartorius*
Deep Muscles
Buccinator Pectoralis minor
Diaphragm* Rhomboids*

Erector spinae Scalenes

Gluteus minimus Splenius
Intercostals* Supraspinatus*
Internal oblique Temporalis
Levator scapula* Teres minor
Occipitalis Transverse abdominis
Grading Sheet
This sheet must be included as your face page on the project

  • Adductor longus

 Buccinator

  • Biceps brachii

 Diaphragm

  • Biceps femoris

 Erector spinae group

  • Brachialis

Gluteus minimus

  • Brachioradialis

 Intercostals

  • Deltoid

 Internal oblique

  • Digastric

 Levator scapula

  • External oblique

 Occipitalis

  • Frontalis

 Pectoralis minor

  • Gastrocnemius

 Rhomboideus

 Scalenes

  • Gluteus medius

 Splenius

  • Gracilis

 Supraspinatus

  • Infraspinatus

 Temporalis

  • Latissimus dorsi

 Teres minor

  • Masseter

 Transverse abdominis

  • Mylohyoid

  • Orbicularis oculi

  • Orbicularis oris

  • Pectoralis major

  • Rectus abdominis

  • Rectus femoris :

  • Sartorius

  • Semimembranosus

  • Semitendinosus

  • Serratus anterior

  • Soleus

  • Sternocleidomastoid

  • Sternohyoid

  • Tensor fasciae latae

  • Teres major

  • Tibialis anterior

  • Trapezius

  • Triceps brachii

  • Vastus lateralis

  • Vastus medialis

  • Zygomaticus


Point Value


Superficial muscles

x 3.0

/75 pointd

Deep muscles

X 1.0

/15 points

Everyday Actions

X 1.0

/15 points




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