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Synonyms for extensor

a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part

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The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the body and is the primary hip extensor muscle for the drive phase of acceleration (hip extension).
The basic anatomical cause is sudden and often repeated use of the forearm extensor muscles, which previously had not been much used.
They hypothesized that as the head falls forward, the neck extensors progressively stretch and are thus unable to generate adequate tension during contraction.
The forward head position will cause the back extensors to work harder in order to counteract the displacement of the center of gravity.
These periods of high torque and power absorption occur when the knee is flexing; thus, a large, eccentric contraction of knee extensors is required to prevent leg buckling.
This was then followed by five maximal concentric efforts of the knee extensors.
Lower extremity muscle strength was: hip flexors 3-/5 at right and 4-/5 at left, hip extensors 4/5 at right and 4+/5 at left, hip abductors 4-/5 at right and 4/5 at left, knee flexors and extensors bilaterally 3/5, and muscle strength of dorsiflexors and plantarflexors of foot as well as extensor hallucis longus (EHL) strength bilaterally was 0/5.
Soft-tissue mobilization and strengthening exercises focused on the hip extensors, knee flexors and extensors, and ankle plantarflexors.
Maximum isometric knee extensors and elbow flexors strength was assessed during the one-hour exercise class as a "station" in the circuit training offered as part of the programme.
If you want to bring about physiological change to help the development and endurance of back muscles, you must focus your training on those specific muscles and not other muscular groups such as hip extensors," says Christian Larivihre, a professor at the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvi en santi et en sicuriti du travail (IRSST), who conducted the study with Universiti de Montrial researchers Bertrand Arsenault, Rubens A.
Studies on gender differences in back extensors muscles endurance has been inconsistent and inconclusive.
A classic example of an injury-inducing strength imbalance is the study done of strong knee flexors in relation to the far weaker knee extensors in collegiate women with ACL injuries.
Does 2 weeks of a novel weight-bearing strengthening program enable older people undergoing inpatient rehabilitation to stand up from a lower chair and result in stronger knee extensors than a traditional non-weight-bearing strengthening program?