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leg muscles

Anterior and lateral: extensor digitorum longus, extensor hallucis longus, peroneus, peroneus longus, peroneus tertius, and tibialis anterior muscles. Posterior: flexor digitorum longus, flexor hallucis longus, gastrocnemius, plantaris, popliteus, soleus, and tibialis posterior muscles.
See: leg for illus. (Muscles of the leg)
See also: muscle
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According to a study conducted by Frontiers, neurological health depends as much on signals sent by the body's large, leg muscles to the brain as it does on directives from the brain to the muscles.
The researchers wanted to determine if muscle stem cells in eye muscles can contribute to its preservation despite ALS, and whether these cells decrease in number in arm and leg muscles at advanced stages of ALS.
Significant differences in IMF content were observed between 120 and 30 d in the breast muscles of BBOC (p = 0.031) and WBOC (p = 0.027) as well as in the leg muscles of BBOC (p = 0.001), SBOC (p = 0.029), and WBOC (p = 0.019).
Circulation Expert uses tried and tested EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) that gently activates the nerve ending in the soles of your feet; this remarkable action soothes and relaxes stiff leg muscles.
Within two years my leg muscles were so weak that I could hardly climb a flight of stairs without the aid of banisters.
Benefits: Netball is a popular activity for males and females because it builds up health and fitness levels including upper body strength, leg muscles and the cardiovascular system.
But researchers also found that in HF patients, aside from those with the most severe symptoms, proper warm-up and leg exercises can raise the energy level and performance of their leg muscles.
If rabbits are always kept in cages, their powerful leg muscles will atrophy, or waste away.
"The gene spalt is essential for the generation of the ultrafast super muscles," emphasizes Frank Schnorrer, head of the research group "Muscle Dynamics." "Without spalt, the fly builds only normal leg muscles instead of flight muscles." The scientists' results have now been published in Nature.
Our results suggest that the combination of leg muscle blood flow restriction with slow walk training elicits muscle hypertrophy only in the distal, flow restricted leg muscles.
WASHINGTON: Stem cell injections boosted the leg muscles of mice and warded off the typical loss of muscle mass that comes with aging, a study published Wednesday showed.
A JURY was discharged after it failed to reach a verdict in the case of a man accused of feeling a teenage boy''s leg muscles.