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November 13, 2008

List of muscles in the upper body that may be called upon for filming


Latissimus Dorsi
Splenius Capitis
Pectoralis Major
Biceps Brachii
Obliquus Externus
Triceps Brachii
Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus
Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis
Pronator Teres
Flexor Carpi Radialis
Flexor Carpi Ulnaris
Palmaris Longus
Extensor Digitorium

to name but a few

There are six muscle groups which pull and tug at the complex system of levers and joints which generally enable us to pick up an egg and make an omelette:

adductors – turn limbs in towards the body
abductors– turn limbs away from the body
pronators – turn limbs downwards
supinators – turn limbs upwards
flexors – contract limbs inwards
extensors – expand limbs outwards

It takes a stack of posh computers to make a robot arm pronate it’s robot hand, and we can do it, with both hands at once, while doing any number of other fancy tasks.


Clever thing the body.

Posted by john at November 13, 2008 11:59 PM


clever.........& beautiful the body isn't it,such a pity so many people seem to take theirs for granted these days by,smoking,lack of excerise,poor diet,i.e chocalate Hob Nob biscuits & such like ....... : )

Posted by: paula at November 14, 2008 11:31 AM