Axial Muscles: Trunk Muscles Anatomy & Support


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Which of the following muscles do NOT assist breathing?

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1. Which of the following terms means straight?

2. If a body builder is working hard to develop their six-pack, then which of the following muscles are they actually trying to develop?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these interactive learning assessments to quiz yourself on the different muscles in the middle of the human body, known as axial or trunk muscles. You'll be asked to identify the different muscles in this region and understand their functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo will test you on:

  • Muscles used to assist breathing
  • Muscles that make up 'six pack' abs
  • Connective tissue of abdominal muscles
  • Muscles that flex the vertebral column

Skills Practiced

These learning assessments will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - define trunk muscles and their uses
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on axial muscles
  • Distinguishing differences - know the key differences between straight muscles and oblique muscles

Additional Learning

To learn more, watch the accompanying lesson on Axial Muscles. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Learn about the different types of trunk muscles, including straight and oblique muscles
  • Understand how scalene and intercostal muscles assist with breathing
  • Define and understand oblique and rectus abdomen muscles
  • Know the diaphragm's main purpose