external rotation

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external rotation

Lateral rotation Biomechanics The act of turning about an axis passing through the center of the leg; ER of the leg occurs with closed chain supination; the talus acts as an extension of the leg in frontal and transverse planes
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ex·ter·nal ro·ta·tion

(eks-tĕr'năl rō-tā'shŭn)
Movement of a joint, around its long axis, away from the midline of the body.
Synonym(s): lateral rotation.
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Now open up your body by extending your thoracic spine, retracting your shoulder girdles, and laterally rotating your arms, and take in a deep breath, and notice how much more easily you can breathe deeply.