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The Anatomy of Exercise

We work our bodies to tone, strengthen, and stretch our muscles, but do you know what muscles you are working and when? Take this quiz to see if you know the anatomy of exercise.

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This move primarily works what muscle?

2 of 5

What muscle does this classic weight training move strengthen?

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This weight machine exercise strengthens which muscle?

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What muscle is lengthened with this stretch?

5 of 5

The bicycle crunch targets which muscle?

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the time spent answering questions on MUSCLES can be well spent building some MUSCLES...just a humble opinion =)
hkdkat hkdkat 8 years
5/5 (ok 4/5 but I second guessed what I really wanted to answer)...with knowledge like that, you'd think I should be in great shape!
missxvicious missxvicious 8 years
2/5.Yea.I think should listen to gut more often.I would have gotten more correct
greenapplelover greenapplelover 8 years
This was fun - more anatomy quizzes, please
jenna21 jenna21 8 years
5/5 Lat pull downs can go either way...proper form of course is important on anything...I prefer doing them behind my head, seems more effective...
cdelaney cdelaney 8 years
5/5. easy!
Beaner Beaner 8 years
Great quiz. I love learning about muscles!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
5/5. I guess I am paying attention when I work out!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
WooHoo, 5/5! I thought the picture of the girl doing the triceps kickbacks was a little confusing..the angle was a little weird and it was hard to see exactly what she was doing. I've slways been told that you can do lat pulldowns either way, but you target the muscle a little differently depending on which style you do. As long as you have good form, you should be able to stay injury-free.
cdent4 cdent4 8 years
According to FitSugar..."I got it going on when it comes to anatomy and exercise." Haha, :)
1cigarrette 1cigarrette 8 years
5/5!!! Woot!
CarmenP CarmenP 8 years
haha yes you're right I didn't see that first :D
therword therword 8 years
5/5! Also, the girl on question 2 has really hairy arms.
nutrihuney nutrihuney 8 years
5/5 now if i could just get myself to the gym - i never seem to follow through
candace87 candace87 8 years
4/5 , got the first one wrong!
bg2007 bg2007 8 years
5/5...those were easy...might want to get a new picture for lat pull downs. Pulling the bar behind your head can do some serious damage to your neck/spine.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
4/5... pretty good.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
5/5 of course
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Yes ladies! You are right. You should pull the bar in front of you for lat pulls! Thanks for adding about correct form.
Poppie Poppie 8 years
3/5 hmmm...
darc5204 darc5204 8 years
This was a good quiz. Much less subjective than other recent ones, and good practical knowledge.
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
I missed the first one, but otherwise my anatomy/physiology class paid off!
asense0fwonder asense0fwonder 8 years
5/5 :)
ella1978 ella1978 8 years
Yay 5/5.. I know my muscles! Good quiz. I do lat pull downs behind my head, but I less the weight from my regular chest-targeted pulldowns (can't think of the name!). I also do them seated, so that I'm in the correct position for the entire exercise. Even with the lower weight, if you use the right muscles to pull that bar down, it's a great exercise.
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