Our goal was to raise the grade of muscle lab practicals. A muscle practical requires recognizing/naming 60 muscles, and stating the action of those muscles. I hypothesized it should be easier for students to learn three rules and 8 joint movements, and reason out the muscle actions, than it would be to memorize 60 names. Students recieved a list of the name, origin, insertion, action of 60 muscles a website showing muscle clay images, flashcards, and animations. They built muscles in clay and discussed them with partners. Integration of new technques in S2013 including mandatory modeling of movements and outloud repetition of names resulted in improvement in student scores in identificatin of muscles and their actions. In an effort to improve student reasoning skills, all parts of their grade improved.