quadriceps

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quadriceps

[′kwä·drə‚seps]
(anatomy)
Four-headed, as a muscle.
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High developpes and battements can make the hip flexors become shortened and overactive, especially when the transversus abdominis, your deepest layer of abdominal muscle, is not engaged and strong.
Examining the usual balance of these groups, it is most typical for hip flexors and trunk extensors to be tight and anterior abdominal wall and gluteal muscles to be weak.
The hip flexors within this index explained more of the variability (44%) than other muscles (Table 5).
If balance isn't an issue, a lunge position also stretches the hip flexors.
However, the hip flexor activation in their kicking leg could correlate to the pattern of sports hernia seen in male soccer players.
Primary muscles either directly or indirectly engaged: hip flexor, gluteals, abdominals, obliques, and low back.
Strong and supple hip flexor muscles and adductor muscles are especially helpful for a smooth gait.
One week following the injury, gentle flexibility exercises were added to improve hip and knee ROM as well as hamstring, hip flexor and calf muscle length.
In this syndrome, the muscles that are tight are the hip flexors and erector spinae; the weak muscles are the abdominals, glures, and hamstrings.
In fact, some types of abdominal exercises studied completely ignored the use of the abdominal muscles while placing stress on the hip flexors and pulling the lower back into positions more prone to injury.
Constantly dancing in turnout can make our bodies a little wonky: When rotation is forced, the hip flexors and inner thighs can start to become overactive, while the glutes, hamstrings and outer thighs can get weak.
This stretch stretches your quadriceps and hip flexors.