Question by  Smith10 (7)

Where are the hamstring muscles, what are their functions and are calf muscles and hamstrings the same?

I need some help understanding the muscles of the leg.


Answer by  grahamat (52)

The hamstring muscles are located on the back of your leg between your knee and your butt. Their function is to contract and cause the part of your leg below your knee to flex. Your calf muscles are the muscles between your knee and ankle which control some foot movement.


Answer by  SKtips (141)

The hamstrings are in the calves, and are used for strong pushing force from the leg or righting the torso. The calves are in the lower part of the leg and are mostly for running and other motions where the foot is slanted.


Answer by  cb81 (613)

The hamstring muscles are at the back of the upper leg. They help to provide movement in your legs. The calf is in the lower leg and different to hamstrings.


Answer by  gmedich (93)

The hamstring muscles run from the back of the pelvis to the back of the knee. Their function is to extend the hip and flex the knee. Calf muscles are the muscles in the back of the tibia. Their main function is to flex the ankle joint.

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