hamstring muscle


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hamstring muscle

n.
Any of the three muscles constituting the back of the upper leg that serve to flex the knee joint, adduct the leg, and extend the thigh.

hamstring muscle

Etymology: AS, hamm + streng
any one of three muscles at the back of the thigh: medially the semimembranosus and the semitendinosus and laterally the biceps femoris.
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Hamstring muscles
The muscles of the posterior thigh, which consist of biceps femoris—laterally, and the semitendinosus and semimembranosus muscles—medially
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The hamstring muscle group is commonly acutely injured (Verrall et al 2001) and stretching is often used in the management of such injuries (Malliaropoulos et al 2004).
The total work performed by the quadriceps and hamstring muscles at the angular velocity of 1 80[degrees]/s in the patient and control groups is presented in Table 3.
2002) Hamstring muscle strain recurrence and strength performance disorders.
Evaluation of the hamstring muscle complex following acute injury.
However, especially with the hamstring muscle there seems to be two main reasons about why moist heat packs don't increase flexibility.
Shane Warne continues to lead the side but England batsman Kevin Pietersen is not available, having injured his hamstring muscle in Monday's third Test defeat to Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge.
Hamstring muscle tightness: Reliability of an active knee extension test.
For Craig's hamstring muscle strain, we focused on a straight foot position.
A dancer could roll through each hamstring muscle, abdominal muscles, or anything that is tight," said Zake.
Jordan Carey is likely to offer a challenge, if he's recovered from a strained hamstring muscle that kept him out for a week before he rejoined drills on a limited basis Friday.
You should feel the hamstring muscle stretching at the back of this leg.