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What is the largest muscle in the human body?

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According to most online sources, the gluteus maximus or buttock muscle is the biggest of the 639 named muscles in the human body.


The longest muscle in the human body is the sartorius. This narrow muscle of the thigh passes obliquely across the front of the thigh and helps rotate the leg to the position assumed in sitting cross-legged.

The strongest muscle depends on how you measure strength. A good case could be made for the heart!

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In terms of absolute force, the strongest muscle in the body is the masseter, the prime mover of the jaw for chewing. It can create force of 55 lbs. on the incisors or 200 lbs. on the molars.

The hardest-working muscle in the body is the heart. It pumps 2 oz. blood at every heartbeat, at least 2,500 gallons daily.

The muscle that can pull with the greatest force is the soleus, underneath the calf muscle. It is this muscle that keeps us from falling backward while standing up, and it is essential to running, walking and dancing.

The largest muscle in the body is also one of the strongest--the gluteus maximus. This large muscle in the buttocks keeps us standing upright and fights against gravity when we walk up stairs.

The most flexible muscle is the tongue, which can take many shapes and also is always moving, even in sleep.

The most active of muscles is the eye muscles. Muscles of the eye are constantly moving. In an hour's worth of reading, they can move 10,000 times. Unlike the heart, however, eye muscles can get fatigued easily.

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The gluteal muscles are largest. The gluteus minimus and maximus comprise this group. They are your buttocks. A very close second is the bilateral latissimus dorsi muscles which are your "lats". They run more than half way up your back and wrap around laterally (the sides). They connect distally in the hip or coxal area. The gluteals are indeed much thicker and have more mass. Another large muscle group is the adductor group on the anterior thigh and also the quadriceps group which is also on your anterior thigh(front thigh). As you can imagine, the muscles of the legs are very strong inpart because they help to support your weight. The masseter muscles of the bilateral jaws are also very strong, and the strongest of all.

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The buttock muscle should be the largest muscle in the human body.

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the strongest muscle is the tongue and the biggest muscle is the gleuteus maximuss

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The Glutious Maximus muscle is the largest single muscle in the body. It is your bottom muscle.


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The gluteus muscle is the largest muscle in the human body. It consists of gluteus maximus and gluteus minimus. it is called asbuttockmuscles.

Hip region is the most important region in the human structure because human stands on both legs and when he stands this buttock region gives support to the human structure. Also, above the hip region there are so many internal organs (including respiratory, digestive system) which are very important for the human life,to protect these organs and to support them the muscle in the buttock should be very thick and large

 

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The human body consists of three types of muscle: smooth, cardiac, and skeletal. Skeletal muscle, also called striated muscle, is the type of muscle that we typically think of when we discuss muscle. It is the type of muscle that is responsible for locomotion and other body movements. There are over 600 skeletal muscles in the body, in various shapes and sizes. The biggest muscles of the body need to be big, because of their location and function.

The gluteus maximus is generally referred to as the biggest muscle in the human body. It is in fact the most massive muscle of the human body. The glutes, as they are commonly known, are a group of three muscles located at the back of each hip or buttock. The gluteus maximus is the largest and most superficial muscle of the group. It contributes most of the mass that can be seen as the buttocks. It must be large due to its roles in hip extension and lateral rotation, as well as in keeping the body in an erect position.

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Simply the gluteus maximus

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The buttock muscle is the largest muscle in our body. 

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simple. Gluteous Maximus.

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According to most online sources, the gluteus maximus or buttock muscle is the biggest of the 639 named muscles in the human body.


The longest muscle in the human body is the sartorius. This narrow muscle of the thigh passes obliquely across the front of the thigh and helps rotate the leg to the position assumed in sitting cross-legged.

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 gluteus maximus.It is large and powerful because it's job is to keep the trunk of our body in an upright posture.

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The gluteus maximus is the largest  and strongest muscle in the human body because it helps a person stand and supports most of the upper body weight. Without it, a person wouldn't be able to sit, stand or squat. :) 

 

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The biggest muscle in the human body is the gluteus maximus or the muscles found in the buttocks.

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Glutious Maximus, it is the buttocks, the muscles you sit on. 

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The body’s largest muscle is the gluteus maximus, one of three muscles that form your buttocks, or rear end. It turns out this big muscle has a big job! Not only does your gluteus maximus help keep your torso--or trunk—standing up straight, it gives you the strength to jump, run and walk uphill.    

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The Glutious Maximus muscle is the largest muscle in the body.  In other words your buttocks.

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The buttock muscle is the largest muscle.

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The Glutius Maximus muscle

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The Gluteus Maximus found in your backside is the largest muscle in the human body.

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ass

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The Glutious Maximus muscle is the largest muscle in our body. The gluteus maximus is made up of skeletal muscle. It is the uppermost of the three gluteal muscles that make up the human buttocks. It is the most powerful muscle of the human body.

 

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The gluteus maximus is generally referred to as the biggest muscle in the human body. It is in fact the most massive muscle of the human body.



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The biggest muscle in the human body is the gluteus maximus (the buttock muscle). It is large and powerful because it's job is to keep the trunk of our body in an upright posture. It is the most important anti-gravity muscle that aids us when walking up stairs or uphill.


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gluteus maximus

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Your booty muscle.    Gluteus maximus

 

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Gluteus muscle is the largest muscle in a human body.

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The gluteus maximus according to various sources is the largest muscle in our body. The gluteus maximus forms most of the buttocks. The gluteus maximus is able to extend the upper leg, spread it, and turn it outward. Basically anything that has to do with the movement of our hip and thighs relies on this muscle.

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The Basil

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the gluteus maximus

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Buttock muscle(gluetius maximas)

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Gluteus maximus (your bottom)

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The Glutious Maximus muscle is the largest muscle.

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The buttocks or gluteus maximus muscles are arguably the largest. As for endurance, in another sense, the heart would be the strongest muscle per se, running 24/7

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The largest muscle in the human body is gluteus maximus. The large muscle in the buttocks keep us stand, run and many other things.

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The largest muscle in the human body is Glutius Maximus.

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 buttock muscle

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Many sources have stated this fact that the gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the human body. It is large and powerful because it has the job of keeping the trunk of the body in an erect posture. It is the chief antigravity muscle that aids in walking up stairs.

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The gluteus maximus is the strongest muscle in the body. it is responsible for holding your body up in an erect position. 

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The gluteus maximus should be considered the biggest muscle of all 639 known and named muscles within the human body.

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The largest muscle in our body is the Gluteus Maximus. Also known as the muscle in your buttock. 

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The human body has three types of muscle: smooth, cardiac and skeletal. There are over 600 different muscles in the body which all help your body move around. The largest muscle in the body is the gluteus maximus. The reason it is the largest muscle is so it can help your body stay upright and help your hips and legs move.

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its supposed to be the gluteus maximus muscle. 

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The gluteus maximus muscle

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The Gluteus maximus (butt) muscle is the largest muscle in the human body. It is especially important when we walk up hill or climb.

PICTURE THIS: I don't know if you ever noticed this, but when you go rock climbing, our butt is slightly arched outwards. It is supposed to help keep the rest of our body in balance when we climb. 

On the side note, the tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body!

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Buttock muscle

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The Glutious Maximus

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There are 700+ muscles found in the human body. The main function of the muscular system is the maintenance of movement of the body. 

THE LARGEST MUSCLE OF THE HUMAN BODY IS GLUTEUS MAXIMUS.

It is the largest, thick, broad full of mass muscle on the hip or buttocks, whose main purpose is to provide stability to the body while helping to lift the legs. Also referred to as hip abductor. It supports in various activities performed by our body, For example;

  • Sitting
  • Standing on one leg
  • Climbing Stairs
  • Getting out of tub
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the buttock muscle

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buttock muscle should be the largest muscle.

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thigh muscle

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"quadriceps femoris and gluteus maximus" muscle. It's aim: stay, run and stan up. 

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