hamstring muscles


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hamstring muscles

[′ham‚striŋ ‚məs·əlz]
(anatomy)
The biceps femoris, semitendinosus, and semimembranosus collectively.
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Bandy WD, Irion JM (1994) The effect of time on static stretch on the flexibility of the hamstring muscles.
A statistically significant difference was determined between the overt hypothyroidism and control groups and between the subclinical hypothyroidism and control groups in terms of isokinetic peak torque values of the hamstring muscle at angular velocities of 60[degrees]/s and 180[degrees]/s (p=0.
Participants assessed soreness in their hamstring muscles.
also used transcutaneous ES, but activated gluteal muscles only [12], as opposed to this study, where gluteal and hamstring muscles were activated.
Avulsion of the hamstring muscles from the ischial tuberosity.
Strictly speaking there are three hamstring muscles which are known as the hamstring muscle group.
Although the use of heat packs is widespread, several studies have thrown doubt upon whether MHP actually help to increase the flexibility of muscles, especially in the hamstring muscle group.
These findings suggest the need to teach routine stretching of the hamstring muscles to all age groups, especially before age 30 when the tightness seems to increase greatly.
When the hamstring muscles in the back of the thigh tighten up, they cause the opposing muscles in the front of the thigh to work harder, thereby overtiring them.
If the hamstring muscles are tight, causing a bent-knee walk, these can be lengthened individually to achieve a desired range of movement.
In a recent improvement of the RGO, Moshe Solomonow and his co-workers at Louisiana State university added a four-channel electrical-stimulation unit that allows a patient to manually contract the contralateral quadriceps and hamstring muscles in the legs for more graceful, effective and energy-efficient movement while using the walker.