Okay, granted you and I will never look like the guy in the illustration below. But we probably don’t need to or even want to. What the illustration does for us, though, is give us an exaggerated view of the muscles in our bodies so that they’re easier to see and understand.
You’ll get a lot more out of your workouts, and will better understand the descriptions and benefits of different exercises, if you have a decent understanding of anatomy. In particular, it’s important to know the commonly used names of the major muscles.
Click the buttons below to swap between front and back views of the anatomy chart.