What is a posterior chain?

What is a posterior chain?

The posterior chain is a group of muscles on the posterior of the body. Examples of these muscles include the hamstrings, the gluteus maximus, erector spinae muscle group, trapezius, and posterior deltoids.

What is the difference between posterior and anterior muscles?

The anterior chain muscles are in the front of the body, while the posterior chain muscles are on the backside of the body.

Is posterior front or back?

Anterior (or ventral) Describes the front or direction toward the front of the body. The toes are anterior to the foot. Posterior (or dorsal) Describes the back or direction toward the back of the body.

Is anterior or posterior hip replacement better?

The anterior approach to hip replacement tends to provide the surgeon with a more limited view of the hip joint during surgery, making the surgery technically challenging, especially for less experienced surgeons. The posterior and direct lateral approaches provide the surgeon with a better view of the hip joint.

What does anterior and posterior mean?

Anterior or ventral – front (example, the kneecap is located on the anterior side of the leg). Posterior or dorsal – back (example, the shoulder blades are located on the posterior side of the body). Medial – toward the midline of the body (example, the middle toe is located at the medial side of the foot).

How do you remember anterior or posterior?

anterior/posterior: Their reference is to the long axis of the body. “ante-” as in “antenatal” and “antebellum” means “before” -> before the center of the body -> “toward the front side.” Posterior is even easier to remember, because we already use that term to mean “backside.”

Is the heart posterior to the lungs?

The heart is situated in the middle of the two lungs and in front of a vertebral column in a thoracic cavity. However it is located posterior(behind) to the breastbone plate i.e sternum.

Is posterior and dorsal the same?

What body part is posterior to the tip of your nose?

Cranial anatomical terms
Rostral (oral) Towards the tip of the nose/mouth from a more posterior point
Occipital (aboral) Toward the occipital bone (posterior) from a more anterior point
Nasal Towards the skull midline
Temporal Towards the temporal bone (lateral) from a more medial point

What directional term is the lungs to the heart?


What is posterior to the heart?

Anterior refers to the ‘front’, and posterior refers to the ‘back’. Putting this in context, the heart is posterior to the sternum because it lies behind it. Equally, the sternum is anterior to the heart because it lies in front of it.

Is the heart posterior to the trachea?

The heart is POSTERIOR to the breastbone. The esophagus is POSTERIOR to the trachea. EX: The aorta is VENTRAL to the vertebral column. The breastbone is ANTERIOR to the spine.

Is the elbow superior to the wrist?

The elbow is proximal to the wrist on the upper extremity.

Are the lungs posterior to the ribs?

The lungs are located in the thoracic cavity extending anteriorly and laterally from the heart to the ribs and posteriorly to the thoracic spine.

Are lungs located in front or back?

Where are the lungs found? The lungs are found in the chest on the right and left side. At the front they extend from just above the collarbone (clavicle) at the top of the chest to about the sixth rib down.

Is the human heart behind the lungs?

Your heart is located between your lungs in the middle of your chest, behind and slightly to the left of your breastbone (sternum). A double-layered membrane called the pericardium surrounds your heart like a sac.


Andrey is a coach, sports writer and editor. He is mainly involved in weightlifting. He also edits and writes articles for the IronSet blog where he shares his experiences. Andrey knows everything from warm-up to hard workout.