stabilizer muscle


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stabilizer muscle

A muscle that supports a body segment so muscles attached to it can function.
See also: muscle
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The stabilizer muscle that works with the ADMM is the flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU).
Balance and stabilisation: Because the balance trainer is never stable, you're constantly engaging the small stabilizer muscles in the upper and lower body to keep you in place.
When you need to use your stabilizer muscles to run, lift, twist, push, pull or squat, they won't function properly, causing discomfort, pain or debilitating injury.
In contrast, stabilizer muscles control movement or joint position, often working against gravity.