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ADDUCTION: Movement toward the midline of the body.
AEROBICS: The word aerobic means with oxygen. Aerobic exercise is any repetitive activity that you do long enough and hard enough to challenge your heart and lungs.
Medial movement toward the midline of the body; moving the bone below the thumb toward the back of the wrist.
1st dorsal interosseous
Extensor pollicis longus
Flexor pollicis longus ...
The movement of a limb toward the middle of the body, such as bringing arms to the side from an extended position at the shoulder.
Adduction: Movement of a limb towards the center of the body. When you lower an extended arm from above your head to your side, this would be considered adduction ...
Adduction Movement of a limb toward middle of body, such as bringing arms to side from extended position at shoulder.
Adhesion Fibrous patch holding muscles or other parts together that are normally separated.
Movement toward the midline of the body.
The abnormal union of body tissues that are normally separate (similar to scar tissue).
Adduction: The movement of a leg or arm toward the axis of the body.
Adductors: Muscles that draw a part toward the medial line of the body.
Adduction, other technical term.
Movement of a limb towards the midline of the body. The midline is an imaginary line effectively cutting the body in half vertically.
Adduction -- Movement of a limb toward middle axis of the body. Returning arms to the side from extended position at shoulders.
I know what you are thinking. Why did I even click on this exercise, its for little girls. When you see the tremendous mass you will receive on your lower body from this movement you will change your tune, guaranteed! ...
Inner thighs, also known as your adductors, can be isolated with leg adductions -- in simple terms, crossing one leg over the other.
At the gym ...
Secure tube to an immovable object and wrap the other end around your right ankle. Stand with object to your right and use the wall to hold your balance. With a straight back and tight abdominals, start with legs spread apart.
Adductions are obviously ideal for tightening up the inner thighs - so how do they improve your squat?
adduction-To bring toward the midline of the body; opposite of abduction; Example, bringing the elbows together in front of the body like a chest press working the pectoralis muscle.
If you find any exercise difficult- either because it hurts or because you cannot do the movement, work through the rest of the exercises.
For some of these proprioception exercises, such as calf-raises, the client can advance to using one foot once he has mastered the activity using both feet.
Leg Adduction Machine
This machine works the inner thighs (adduction) and the outer thighs (abduction). Some gyms have two separate machines for adduction and abduction, while other gyms will have both exercises combined into one machine.
Abs, abdominals The muscles in the front of the stomach, giving the "six pack" look in people with sufficiently low bodyfat.
The hip adduction exercise is performed by closing the legs while sitting, thereby pushing a machine's pads resting on the inside of the hips together.
Low pulley Adduction, Lower leg raises, Lying Bench adduction, Seated hip Adduction machines, and the standing multi-hip machines.
The 2 Abductors are excellent hip stabilisers, and assist in some steering manoeuvres.
Abduction/Adduction - Abduction means the action of either removing something or in this case, moving your leg away from the center of the body. (Think absence. Also abnormal, abolish, abolition, abdicate, abandon.) ...
Lying Leg Adduction
-Lie on your right side with your right arm supporting your upper body.
-Your right leg should be straight and your left leg should be bent.
-Support your weight on your right arm and left leg.
Movement of a limb inwards towards the body or medially
adductor machine ...
lifting your arms up (Extension at
the shoulder) as if you were imitating an airplane!
Adduction - movement of a limb towards the middle of your body. E.g. bringing your arms back down (Flexion at the shoulder) to your sides.
Side Lying Hip Adduction
Lie on your side on the floor with your legs starting off in the same position as the Side Lying Hip Abduction. Slowly bring your lower leg forward until it lies in front of your upper leg, keeping both legs straight.
Adduction [back to top] Movement of a limb toward middle of body, such as bringing arms to side from extended position at shoulder.
These exercises will include squat, straight leg dead-lift, machine adduction, machine abduction, seated calf raise, standing calf raise, D.A.R.D., and hip flexion (machine).
The function of the lats is to move your arms backward (extension) and toward your body (adduction).
This exercise is performed on a hip adduction/abduction weight machine. You sit upright, with your legs together. Your legs can either be straight, or bent at the knee, depending on the type of machine.
The lats are not only responsible for extension, adduction, and internal rotation at the humerus (the upper arm), but they also increase extension in the lumbar spine.
Function: Extension, adduction, medial rotation.
Location: Inserts in the lower 6 thoracic and lumbar vertebrae. Also inserts in the middle side of the arm pit area (humerous).
Traps (Trapezius) ...
Shoulder is a tri-axial joint capable of multiple motions like flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, internal rotation and external rotation. This joint has the greatest range of movement of any joint in the body.
The shoulder joint has the following normal ranges of movement: Flexion, Extension, Adduction, Abduction and Medial Rotation.
The elbow joint has the following normal ranges of movement: Flexion, Extension, Pronation and Supination.
Kicking - leg extensions, hip abduction/adduction
Jumping - power cleans, calf presses, jump squats
Rowing - seated rows, hip sled, single arm rows ...
When contracted, cause an adduction horizontal (with which the arm is contracted toward the chest into the midline of the body), as internal rotation of the humerus.
The fibers originate from the clavicle, sternum and upper ribs and insert on the humerous. When contracted these muscles cause flexion,extension and adduction of the shoulder joint. The Pectorals are the prime movers in most pushing movements.
post-rehabilitation, stroke and spinal cord injury participants: As stroke patients progress in strength development and functional abilities, they may perform more targeted (rotary movement) resistance exercises, such as hip abduction and adduction ...
You can also hold for longer periods of time and lift and lower for shorter periods of time. A trainer friend recently had me try a leg adduction with a 1-3-1 tempo. Open for one, hold for three, and close for one. You have to try 2 sets of 12.
See also: Muscle, Exercise, Abduction, Extension, Back