quadriceps femoris

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Noun1.quadriceps femoris - a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
extensor, extensor muscle - a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
thigh - the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
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It is assumed that female jump height decreases more than the male one because of the prevailing slow fibre in female quadriceps femoris [14].
However, it should be pointed out that, to date, no study has examined the effectiveness of combinations of all three biomechanical variables (different vibration frequencies, amplitudes, and knee angles) on quadriceps femoris and hamstrings.
In an effort to maximize patient effort to contract the quadriceps femoris and the hamstring muscle, and to enhance the rate of force production, clinicians may choose to augment the exercise with a training method that facilitates higher levels of motor unit activity and more complete contractions during exercise.
EMG frequency content changes with increasing force and during fatigue in the quadriceps femoris muscle of men and women.
Contractile properties and the force-frequency relationship of the paralyzed human quadriceps femoris muscle.
Lewek MD, Rudolph KS, Snyder-Mackler L (2004) Quadriceps femoris muscle weakness and activation failure in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.
The quadriceps femoris are aptly named because they comprise four muscles: rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius, and vastus lateralis.
38 In what part of the body would you find the quadriceps femoris muscle?
The results showed that the hamstring muscles of the subjects have a strength that is about half the strength of the ipsilateral quadriceps femoris muscle in each of the groups.