How to sign muscle in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Tap your fingertips on your opposite arm a couple of times.

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Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of muscle

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of muscle

End of Sign

Final Frame of muscle

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for muscle
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for muscle
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Tap your fingertips on your opposite arm a couple of times.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of muscle

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of muscle

End of Sign

Final Frame of muscle

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for muscle
Fold all your fingers into your palm, and place the thumb between ring and pinky fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for muscle
Fold all your fingers into your palm, and place the thumb between ring and pinky fingers.

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