extensor muscle


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extensor muscle

[TA]
muscle producing extension, that is, a movement that produces straightening, or an increase in the angle of a joint.
Synonym(s): musculus extensor [TA]
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higher knee extensor muscle strength using normalized knee extensor strength scores and found no differences between the groups in the main study variables.
The limitations of this study were minimized by ensuring the homogeneity of the sample using the McKenzie Assessment algorithm and by following standardized protocols in the assessment of back extensor muscle endurance.
It was hypothesized that: i) the swimmers with a higher level of contractile characteristics in the knee extensor muscles would be able to conduct a more effective start regarding to 10m distance and; ii) maximum voluntary isometric force of leg extensors muscles, basic and specific rate of force development of the same muscle groups at absolute and relative level could be predictors of efficient start performance.
Because this position is frequently the flexion posture for the joints, weakness of extensor muscles and contracture of flexor muscles rapidly develops.
L]) forearm as the sum of flexor and extensor muscle activity to make a comparison for hand dominance.
1998) with avoidance of aggravating movements of the lumbar spine leading to subsequent deconditioning of the back and hip extensor muscles.
We thereby aim at increasing the cross-sectional area, strength, and endurance of the back extensor muscles, improvement of co-ordination, and reduction of fear of movement in order to improve disability.
2004) Knee angular displacement and extensor muscle activity in telemark skiing and in ski-specific strength exercises.
However, 101 muscle spasticity assessments were obtained because one patient found it difficult to stay in the side-lying position for the knee extensor muscle test.

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