The abductors represent muscles of the human body that have the purpose of abducting a certain extremity from the body. We commonly use the term abductors for the abducting muscles of the leg. To be more specific this muscle group abducts the thigh via the hip joint.
The musculus triceps surae represents the main muscle of the calf muscles. There actually are many different muscles located on the lower leg that can be grouped into flexors and extensors.
The hamstrings (musculi ischiocrurales) represent the muscles of the thigh backside. These are 3 muscles that all run across two joints (hip and knee). Especially for the stability of the knee joint the hamstring is very important.
The front thigh muscles represent one of the strongest muscle groups of the human body. Its main muscle is the musculus quadriceps femoris consisting of four muscle heads. The quadriceps femoris is the only knee extensor of the human body what