It depends how you would like to define “strongest.” For example, if you define it by the force it exerts on an outside object, the jaw muscle is the strongest. However, if you say that strength is the force exerted by the muscle itself, it will be the quadriceps femoris or the gluteus maximus. See the link below for more information.
(Contrary to popular belief, the tongue is probably not the strongest muscle in the body – it is in fact 16 muscles.)
There is no consensus on which muscle in the human body is the strongest. This is for two main reasons. The first is that different doctors use different definitions of strength for trying an answer this question, and the second is that no muscle works in isolation and thus strength can be very difficlut to compare. Some of the muscles that doctors generally purport to be the strongest are the masseter (jaw muscle), the gluteus maximus (buttocks), or the rectus femoris (part of your quadriceps).
Depending on how you’re measuring strength, options include the jaw muscle, the gluteus maximus (yep, that’s the bum), the muscles in the walls of the uterus, or the heart. I’ve heard “tongue” before, too, but apparently that’s incorrect.
The heart! Across the lifetime of a heart, other muscles operate at a fraction of a percentage in comparison to what the heart must exert. It is running all the time. Also, symbolically, your “heart” can give you a lot of strength, if you take it to mean what you value 😉 The heart definitely wins out in the muscle endurance category.
The jaw is considered strongest because it can exert a lot of bite pressure, but it is also in the design–shorter fibers and structure allow it to generate a lot of strength.
The quads are also another very powerful muscle. It is of course the largest muscle in the human body, and as such has a capacity for high work.
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