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Synonyms for gastrocnemius

the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf

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both gastrocnemii and peroneus longus coactivated, tibialis anterior and peroneus tertius coactivated, and semimembranosus and all three vasti coactivated).
An earlier study had indicated the soleus as the first plantar flexor to target [6], although differences between activation of the soleus versus the combined medial and lateral gastrocnemii were minimal.
The single best electrode combination suggested by this study consists bilaterally of the gastrocnemii coactivated with the peroneus longus (using a branched intramuscular electrode), the tibialis anterior coactivated with the peroneus tertius (via stimulation of the deep peroneal nerve), all of the vasti coactivated with the rectus femoris (via stimulation of the femoral nerve), and intramuscular electrodes in the semimembranosus, gluteus maximus, gluteus medius (with emphasis on the anterior portion), adductor magnus (with emphasis on the superior portion), and erector spinae.