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How to learn all muscles with quizzes and labeled diagrams

So, you want to learn about human muscle anatomy. But where to start?! The number of muscles of the body is estimated to be around 600, so there’s certainly a lot to cover.

A good way to get started is to learn using a regional approach. For example, starting by learning the muscles of the upper extremity, then the muscles of the lower extremity, and so on. Keep reading to discover our favorite tools for learning this topic.

Muscle worksheet with an unlabeled diagram
Muscle worksheet with an unlabeled diagram
  1. Human body muscle diagrams
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Human body muscle diagrams

Muscle diagrams are a great way to get an overview of all of the muscles within a body region. Studying these is an ideal first step before moving onto the more advanced practices of muscle labeling and quizzes.

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Let’s take a look at how you can use muscle diagrams for maximum benefit.

Labeled diagram

View the muscles of the upper and lower extremity in the diagrams below. Use the location, shape and surrounding structures to help you memorize each muscle. Once you’re feeling confident, it’s time to test yourself. 

Unlabeled diagram

See if you can label the muscles yourself on the worksheet available for download below. If you’re struggling, don’t be hard on yourself. There really is a lot to remember, so consider taking one of our muscle quizzes covering the different muscles of the body to improve your confidence (more on these below). You can test and retest as your knowledge levels advance.

Download PDF Worksheet (blank) Download PDF Worksheet (labeled)

Muscle quizzes

Who doesn’t love quizzes? When it comes to learning anatomy, they’re absolutely perfect for learning a topic from scratch, or even advancing your current knowledge levels. 

Here's why our specialized quizzes will help you to master your weak spots and go into your anatomy exam with confidence.

At Kenhub, we know the importance of learning the muscles of the body - and we have the quizzes to prove it! You’ll find muscle quizzes on everything from the muscles of the arm and shoulder to the muscles of facial expression - and everything in between. 

Specialized Muscle Quizzes

At Kenhub, we have specialized muscle quizzes. When a quiz covers topics that have related muscle attachments, innervations, and functions, there's an option to choose those when you start a quiz. So, not only will you learn the name and location of a muscle, but its attachments, innervations, and functions, too! 

On Kenhub you can quiz specifically the muscle attachments, innervations and functions

So, what are you waiting for? Let's dive straight into one!

Don't waste your time trying to memorize every anatomical structure in the body. Pick the ones you need to ace your exam. Our Custom quiz will let you create the right quiz for you. Get started now!

We’ve listed a selection of our favorite muscle quizzes below. Which one will you take first?

Are quizzes an effective learning tool for you? Check out our A-Z guide to using anatomy practice quizzes to learn every topic

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