Do you have a favorite muscle? Since you were a kid you probably had a favorite color, number, animal, and flower. We pick favorites for everything. Why not have a favorite muscle. It might make you think about your body more, plus you might enjoy working it.

You can have any reason for liking a particular muscle. In high school I liked the Latissimus Dorsi. That’s a large muscles that wraps around your side from a large portion of your back up toward your shoulder. We dissected cats; it stood out, and I always remembered it. That was reason enough to like it.

As anyone who takes my classes know, I like to work the butt, so I’m generally a fan of the gluteus maximus. That’s the largest muscle in the body.

My favorite name for a muscle is the sternocleidomastoid. That’s in the neck. I don’t particularly like to work or stretch this muscle, but I sure like to say it.

You don’t have to go do research to find all the funny names of the muscles. There are many you probably already know and chances are one of those will be a better favorite. After all, the biceps are easier to engage than the sternocleidomastoid.

So what’s your favorite muscle?