Quadriceps: The major four-part large muscles of the front thighs primarily engaged in extending the leg at the knee. The quadriceps femoris flexes the leg at the hip and extends the knee. Also know as quads.
Hip Flexors: The set of leg muscles and ligaments including the iliopsoas muscle and the iliofemoral ligament which helps control the turnout of the legs from the hip and are primarily responsible for lifting the leg upward. While raising the leg to the front, the hip flexors contract. When the leg is raised to the […]
Hamstring: The muscle at the back of thigh which is stretched when bending forward in a pike position with the leg straight.
Adductor Muscles: The pair of adductor muscles on the inside of the thighs pull the legs toward each other.Â These are the muscles that must be stretched in order to perform a straddle split. When walking and running, the adductors function as neutralizers to control unwanted side to side action of the legs. When standing, […]