Elbow extension

  • Anconeus

    Anconeus Muscle

    The Anconeus works alongside Triceps Brachii in extending the elbow. It also acts to pull the synovial membrane out of the way of the olecranon process when the elbow is extending.

  • Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis

    The extensor carpi radialis brevis is important in racket sports and golf which require strong wrist extension (movements where the wrist bends backwards).

  • Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus

    Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus Muscle

    Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus is, as the name suggests, the longer of the two extensor carpi radialis muscles as its origin is the ridge above the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, unlike the other wrist extensors which attach to the epicondyle itself.

  • Extensor Carpi Ulnaris

    Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Muscle

    Extensor carpi ulnaris is located on the back (dorsum) of the forearm amongst the other wrist extensors. This is the only muscle responsible for ulnar deviation (moving the hand sideways in the direction of the little finger).

  • Extensor Digitorum

    Extensor Digitorum Muscle

    Extensor Digitorum Communis is sometimes simply referred to as Extensor Digitorum. It is one of the extensor muscles of the wrist, found in the forearm.

  • Triceps Brachii

    Triceps Brachii Muscle

    The Triceps Brachii also assists Latissimus Dorsi in extending the shoulder joint. It contracts strongly during the up phase of a push up, to straighten the arm.