Learning about your muscle is important to keep your body healthy. We provide body muscle diagrams that we have listed in the following diagrams below. To get started, choose a muscle diagram on this page.
These body muscles are constructed of skeletal muscle tissue, blood vessels, tendons, and nerves. Muscle tissue is also found inside of the heart, digestive organs, and blood vessels. There are three types of muscle tissue: visceral, cardiac, and skeletal. Visceral muscle is found inside of organs like the stomach, intestines, and blood vessels. The weakest of all muscle tissues, visceral muscle makes organs contract to move substances through the organ. Observe the following body muscle diagrams below.
Found only in the heart, cardiac muscle is responsible for pumping blood throughout the body. Cardiac muscle tissue cannot be controlled consciously, so it is an involuntary muscle. Skeletal muscle is the only voluntary muscle tissue in the human body. Every physical action that a person consciously performs (e.g. speaking, walking, or writing) requires skeletal muscle. The function of skeletal muscle is to contract to move parts of the body closer to the bone that the muscle is attached to.
Developing a basic understanding of the different types of muscle fibers can help you find ways to manage your health. It’s important to take care of your muscles so they stay healthy and strong. With these diagrams, we hope you find more insight about the body muscles. Get more educational diagrams in our site by browsing through numerous categories and explore our growing list of anatomy diagrams!