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    Largest muscles in human body

    What are the top 20 or 30 Skeletal muscles or so in order of weight or volume in the average human body? I can't find a list anywhere that states such precisely.

    I am guessing to start.

    1 Glutes
    2 Quads
    3 Lats
    4 Traps

    Not sure where hamstrings falls in things or pecs. Then spinal erectors, and so forth.


    Just curious as i feel this would be nice to know.
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    First you have to define- muscle or muscle GROUP. Quads are not one muscle, neither are the hams.
    No sir, I don't like it.
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    Originally Posted by Mr. Horse View Post
    First you have to define- muscle or muscle GROUP. Quads are not one muscle, neither are the hams.
    For that matter, neither are biceps nor triceps.
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    well, it depends on the person.

    With your typical lightbulb teen, the largest muscle is usually the pecs. The legs are usually slightly larger than the arms.

    Now for someone who has a decently balanced physique, it is whole different story.
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    "Muscle group" I suppose otherwise you break spinal erectors into several muscles, quads into several muscles, and it complicates things.
    If someone has data on overall largest muscles broken down more precisely that would be interesting too such as rectus femoris versus other part of quad and so on.
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    google says gluteus maximus across the board.

    In anatomy when we dissected the cats the teacher said lats were the biggest muscle (in the cat anyway). bonus answer right there.
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    Largest muscle in the body is the tongue


    Largest muscle group, by size or area.

    Quads, glutes, bicep femoris/semitendinosus/semimembranosus, lats, traps

    What are you looking for exactly
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    trivium9 largest by size or volume. Weight if you will.
    The first four or five or so are not really in dispute. What are the top 20 or so in order largest to smallest. No one knows?
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    Originally Posted by firstmark View Post
    trivium9 largest by size or volume. Weight if you will.
    No one knows?
    If you say by wieght then everyone in the world will be different my bicep will weigh more than yours and your soleus may weigh more than mine. Going by weight you are right no one will know.
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    I know as a group the quads are the biggest assuming the body is in proportion. Im not sure whats next but id venture to say the back followed by the chest.
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    my largest isn't really a muscle at all...
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    Originally Posted by gecko2424 View Post
    my largest isn't really a muscle at all...
    The area around it though, the sphincter, is......
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    Originally Posted by Defiant1 View Post
    The area around it though, the sphincter, is......
    HAHAHAHA!!!!
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    Heh, the largest muscle in my body wasn't even in my body last night (No homo)
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    Originally Posted by trivium9 View Post
    Largest muscle in the body is the tongue
    No, it's not.

    Also, it's a muscle GROUP as well, made up of 12 different muscles.
    No sir, I don't like it.
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    Originally Posted by trivium9 View Post
    Largest muscle in the body is the tongue
    It's the strongest, not the largest
    The largest muscle group are legs (glutes)
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    Originally Posted by Mr. Horse View Post
    No, it's not.

    Also, it's a muscle GROUP as well, made up of 12 different muscles.
    Originally Posted by /\/\ichael View Post
    It's the strongest, not the largest
    The largest muscle group are legs (glutes)
    I made a mistake...
    you are correct strongest not largest.
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    Originally Posted by /\/\ichael View Post
    It's the strongest, not the largest
    The largest muscle group are legs (glutes)
    Wtf man, you're chalked full of it on these forums aren't you?

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    Originally Posted by trivium9 View Post
    I made a mistake...
    you are correct strongest not largest.
    No that is a myth as well.

    The strongest muscles are those with the largest cross-sectional area, so glutes and quads.

    However the masseter can apply the most force per cross sectional area because of its mechanical advantage; there is almost no lever arm.
    No sir, I don't like it.
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    Originally Posted by trivium9 View Post
    my bicep will weigh more than yours and your soleus may weigh more than mine.
    did someone notice the slight difference in the degree of probability
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    Originally Posted by /\/\ichael View Post
    It's the strongest, not the largest
    The largest muscle group are legs (glutes)
    Originally Posted by trivium9 View Post
    I made a mistake...
    you are correct strongest not largest.
    O'Rly?

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