hip flexors


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Quadriceps, hip flexors, hamstrings

Major muscles in the thigh area which affect knee mechanics.
References in periodicals archive ?
This can be accomplished by stretching tight hip flexor and lumbar spinal extensor musculature (Figure 6).
The greatest variability in the 6MWT was explained by the hip flexors in an alternate against-gravity position ([r.
With lower cross syndrome, the hamstrings, glutes, and abdominals must be strengthened and the hip flexors stretched.
If the upper body is raised beyond the range of a crunch, the hip flexors are targeted more than the abdominals anyway.
During the leg raise movement, the hip flexors are very active in helping to raise the legs and stabilize the pelvis.
Also, the alignment pattern of pelvis tucked forward, weight into the hip flexors.
Once the acute pain has subsided, begin gentle stretching every day of the hamstrings, quadriceps, calf muscles, and the hip flexors.
The hip flexors must be isolated with a hip-flexion exercise.
He learned that strong and flexible hamstring muscles play a large role in a safer swing, as do abdominal muscles, hip flexors, rotator cuffs and the muscles that flank the spinal column.
Together they are called the iliopsoas, and they comprise the deep hip flexors.
And don't neglect to stretch the hip flexors and the iliotibial band.
The neck, hamstrings, hip abductors (outer hip and thigh), hip adductors (inner thigh), and hip flexors (muscles that draw the thigh toward the abdominal area) require machine intervention or manual resistance for adequate stimulation.