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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While core training, by definition, focuses on core and stabilizer muscles of the stomach and back, the S3.
Then there are those who believe the primary purpose of your abs is to act as "anti-gravity'' or stabilizer muscles, meaning they support and anchor your body (hold you upright) and are in a low state of activity all the time.
Closed chain exercises not only work the prime movers in patterns similar to those used in sports, but develop the support and stabilizer muscles at each joint in the chain.