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Primary Muscle Group

We've used commonly used terms for our primary muscle groups which usually differ from the anatomical names. Here are the functions of those muscles groups.

abs and obliques – (abs) to pull your torso towards your hips; (obliques) to rotate your torso or move it sideways
biceps – for bending your arm at the elbow and helping with pulling
calves – for pointing your feet or standing on your tiptoes
chest – for pushing with your arms
forearms – for bending and moving your wrists
glutes – for moving your leg behind you at the hip
hamstrings – for bending your leg at the knee and moving your leg behind you at the hip
hip flexors – for moving your leg forward at the hip
inner thighs – for moving your leg at the hip sideways and towards your body when your leg is out to the side
lats – for pulling with your arms
lower back – for stabilizing your spine and extending your torso backwards
neck – for moving your head in all directions
outer thighs – for moving your leg at the hip sideways and away from your body
quads – for straightening your leg at the knee
shins – for moving your feet towards your body
shoulders – for moving your arms in most directions at the shoulder
triceps – for straightening your arm at the elbow and help with pushing

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