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flex·or

 (flĕk′sər)
n.
A muscle that when contracted acts to bend a joint or limb in the body.

[New Latin, from Latin flexus, past participle of flectere, to bend.]

flexor

(ˈflɛksə)
n
(Anatomy) any muscle whose contraction serves to bend a joint or limb. Compare extensor
[C17: New Latin; see flex]

flex•or

(ˈflɛk sər)

n.
a muscle that serves to flex or bend a part of the body.
[1605–15; < New Latin; see flex1, -tor]

flex·or

(flĕk′sər)
A muscle that bends or flexes a joint. Compare extensor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flexor - a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a jointflexor - a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
extensor, extensor muscle - a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
Translations

flexor

[ˈfleksəʳ]
A. Nflexor m, músculo m flexor
B. ADJflexor

flexor (muscle)

nBeuger m

flex·or

n. flexor, músculo que hace flexionar una articulación.

flexor

adj & n flexor m
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This stretch stretches your quadriceps and hip flexors.
We use hip flexors to go front and, no matter how turned out we are, to battement side we still use hip flexors.
Each day, stretch for 20 to 30 seconds with 4 to 6 repeats the hip adductors and flexors, the iliotibial band and the hamstrings.
When researchers evaluated lower-extremity injuries in female collegiate athletes they concluded that there was a trend for higher rates of injury with strength imbalances of the knee flexors in relation to knee extensors (1).
Thompson, Thomas, Cone, Daponte, and Markison (1990) assumed that EMG activity from the finger flexors and finger extensors was proportional to typing speed and that a doubling of typing speed would double the mean EMG activity recorded.
Divide the body into five segments- neck (traps, flexors, extensors), torso (shoulders, chest, upper back), mid-section (abdominal, low back), hips and legs (quads, hamstrings, calf), and arms (biceps, triceps, forearms)- and choose movements that strengthen the major muscles of each section.
DISCUSSION: Muscular variations in the superficial, intermediate and deep group of forearm flexors are commonly reported.
Another cause your husband should be aware of: His hip flexors may have become tight, causing the hamstrings to become tight, which then causes an unnatural knee extension and flexion when walking, and may lead to knee pain.
Contract notice: he subject of the invitation to tender of the Pensionsversicherungsanstalt (PVA) is on the one hand the acquisition of medical force training devices (functional systems, knee flexors, abdominal and backtrackers, etc.
9) Therefore, keeping pace with current research, it is very important that the adaptive shortening of the long flexors in claw hands should be redefined.
The hip flexors are in action whenever you walk, climb stairs, or stand, or participate in almost any kind of activity, such as swimming, running, cycling, or yoga," says Daniel Salazar, PT, with UCLA Health.