Chewing muscles located on the face, are the strongest in the body. All four of them: the masticatory, temporal, medial and lateral pterygoid. The first three are responsible for closing the mouth, and with the participation of the latter extends forward of the lower jaw. These muscles are small in size, they are designed to the process of mastication, but has a huge effect. These muscles even got into the Guinness book of records: thanks to them, a record in the compression force of the jaws of the person who drew 4337 Newtons. Among all the human muscle is the record for the application of force to external objects. But scientists are skeptical about this title, as a significant role in the contraction of the jaw bones play.
If you measure the strength of muscles, depending on its magnitude, but the strongest should be called the uterus. It is also a muscle, as it consists of muscle tissue, it is characterized by reduction, it can stretch and shrink. One of its functions is to push the fetus out during labor, this muscle tissue of this body makes a huge effort. The weight of this organ is only about 1 kg, and it affects the fetus in several times heavier.
The heart is the strongest muscle, considering the duration of the work. No chewing muscles or the uterus or the calf muscles can not so long and so effectively reduced. The heart works constantly throughout our life, pumping blood. But in a short period of time the power of the heart muscle is small.
The calf muscle is the strongest in the human body, if you keep in mind the force applied to stretching. It can keep weight more than 130 pounds when stretching. It is on these muscles represent the main load when walking, running, standing on tiptoe. Also calf muscles not allow the person to fall while standing upright. Judging what force is applied at the site of attachment of muscles to the skeleton, then the record will be the quadriceps femoris or quadriceps.
Often the strongest muscle in the human body called language, but it is not scientifically confirmed. For their size, the language does have impressive power, but with chewing or calf muscles he can't match. The language consists of 16 small muscles that are almost always at work, even when the person is sleeping.