Brachialis

Diagram of posterior muscles.

The brachialis are a pair of muscles located in each of the upper-arms of the human body.

Examples of sports activities that involve use of the brachialis muscles include gymnastics and climbing.

Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Brachialis muscles:

Point of Origin:
  • Lower anterior surface of humerus (bone)
Point of Insertion:
Action:
  • Flexes (causing bending of) the elbow

The location of the brachialis muscles is labelled on the diagram of the human anterior muscles.

The brachialis muscles work against the triceps brachii muscles.

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