closed-chain


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Adj.1.closed-chain - having atoms linked by bonds represented in circular or triangular form
cyclic - of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure
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With bodyweight exercise, you're doing 'closed-chain' exercise, using multiple joints and muscle groups.
These closed-chain kinetic exercises lessen impact to joints while maintaining proper conditioning and endurance during periods of injury.
A recent study in Medicine & Science In Sports & Exercise showed that machine leg exercises--those in which you activate a single joint (e.g., leg extension) --are potentially more dangerous than closed-chain moves--those that engage multiple joints, such as the squat.
Because of the closed-chain nature of standing, it is theoretically possible to control coronal plane posture via abduction and adduction on just one side of the body or via either abduction or adduction on both sides.
It provides fast, accurate fall-risk screening and conditioning, as well as closed-chain, weight-bearing assessment and training.
This is done through closed-chain kinetic activities, postural drills and plyometric exercises.
This occurs closed-chain during demi-pointe, when the toe pads and MTP joints bear weight, or in releve sur les pointes, when the toe tips-and-tops ground-react.
Closed-chain movements involve exercising multiple muscle groups at the same time, such as squatting or stepping onto a platform.