KNOW YOUR MUSCLES.
Byline: DR MIRIAM STOPPARD
A few weeks ago I described the biceps muscle in the arm. Did you know there's a biceps muscle in your legs too? The biceps femoris is a double-headed muscle located on the back of the thigh. It consists of two parts: the long head, attached to the lower and back part of the hip bone (ischium), and the short head, which is attached to the thigh (femur) bone.
The long head is a part of the hamstring muscle, one of the strongest muscles in the body used in running and kicking a ball. The biceps femoris muscle bends the knee, rotates the leg in and out, and straightens the leg.