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Muscle Diagram of the Back (Posterior) & Front (Anterior)

This labeled human muscular system chart illustrates the major muscle groups in the back (posterior) view and the front (anterior) view.  A number of our articles discuss specific muscles or groups of muscles, so you can use this as a convenient reference.

Muscle Diagram – Back (Posterior) View

Muscular System Chart - Posterior View

  1. Occipitalis
  2. Semispinalis Capitis
  3. Splenius Capitis
  4. Sternocleidomastoid
  5. Trapezius
  6. Deltiod
  7. Teres Minor
  8. Teres Major
  9. Triceps Brachii
  10. Latissimus Dorsi
  11. Brachioradialis
  12. Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus
  13. Anconeus
  14. Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis
  15. Extensor Digitorum
  16. Flexor Carpi Ulnaris
  17. Extensor Carpi Ulnaris
  18. Erector Spinae
  19. Internal & External Oblique
  20. Gluteus Medius & Gluteus Minimus (underneath Gluteus Medius)
  21. Gluteus Maximus
  22. Vastus Lateralis
  23. Gracilis
  24. Adductor Magnus
  25. Biceps Femoris
  26. Semitendinosus
  27. Semimembranosus
  28. Gastocnemius
  29. Soleus
  30. Peroneus Longus
  31. Flexor Digitorum Longus
  32. Extensor Digitorum Longus

Muscle Diagram – Front (Anterior) View

Muscle diagram, Anterior (front) view

 

  1. Galea Aponeurotica
  2. Epicranius
  3. Orbicularis Oculi
  4. Nasalis
  5. Levator Labii Superioris
  6. Zygomaticus major & minor
  7. Orbicularis Oris
  8. Risorius
  9. Depressor Anguli Oris
  10. Depressor Labii Inferioris
  11. Mentalis
  12. Omohyoid
  13. Sternohyoid
  14. Sternal Head of Sternocleidomastoid
  15. Scalene
  16. Trapezius
  17. Deltoid
  18. Pectoralis Major
  19. Serratus Anterior
  20. Rectus Abdominis
  21. External Abdominal Oblique
  22. Biceps Brachii
  23. Brachialis
  24. Pronator Teres
  25. Brachioradialis
  26. Flexor Carpi Radialis
  27. Extensor Carpi Radialis
  28. Tensor Fasciae Latae
  29. Iliopsoas
  30. Pectineus
  31. Sartorius
  32. Adductor Longus
  33. Gracilis
  34. Rectus Femoris
  35. Vastus Intermedius
  36. Vastus Lateralis
  37. Vastus Medialis
  38. Gastrocnemius
  39. Peroneus Longus
  40. Tibialis Anterior
  41. Soleus
  42. Peroneus Brevis
  43. Extensor Digitorum Longus

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