A voluntary muscle is a muscle that you can control. These are also known as skeletal muscles and always work in pairs. There are 13 muscles of the body that you need to know and these can be found below. Listen to the voice recording to find out about the muscles of the body.
Your voluntary muscles move in different ways and this is especially important in sport. We call these movements joint actions. Below you can find the different joint actions that your muscles can create.
The table below outlines all of the muscle actions that you need to know, along with the agonist (contracting) muscle and antagonist (relaxing) muscle.