Pectoralis Major: Action, Origin & Insertion


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The pectoralis major muscle has two heads or points of origin, which include the clavicular head and the _____.

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1. One of the points of insertion of the pectoralis major muscle is the deltoid tuberosity of the humerus. Where is the deltoid tuberosity located?

2. Which of the following exercises focuses on the pectoralis major muscle the most?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you work through the quiz and worksheet, you can see how much you know about the pectoralis major. Its origin and the exercise that focuses most on the pectoralis major muscle are topics that the quiz will cover.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz anytime to check your comprehension of:

  • Characteristics of the pectoralis major muscle
  • Points of origin for the pectoralis major
  • Where the deltoid tuberosity is located
  • Exercise that focuses on the pectoralis major muscle the most

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the action of the upper arm flexion
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the pectoralis major muscle
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the location and characteristics of the pectoralis major muscle

Additional Learning

You'll have the chance to study more about this muscle thanks to the lesson called Pectoralis Major: Action, Origin & Insertion. Use this lesson to analyze more about:

  • How the pectoralis major muscle is made up
  • Main actions of the pectoralis major
  • The meaning of adduction