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The Function of Various Muscles: Hip Abductors

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1. Would latissimus dorsi or teres major be the stronger extensor and adductor muscle? Explain.

2. Would adductor longus or brevis be the stronger hip adductor muscle? Explain.

3. Why are the hip abductor muscles so important during single limb stance? What are the major hip abductor muscles?

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This solution explains the functions of various muscles. Why the hip abductor muscles are so important during single limb stance are determined. The major hip abductor muscles are examined.

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1. Would latissimus dorsi or teres major be the stronger extensor and adductor muscle? Explain.

2. Would adductor longus or brevis be the stronger hip adductor muscle? Explain.

3. Why are the hip abductor muscles so important during single limb stance? What are the major hip abductor muscles?

1. Latissimus dorsi originates on the spinous processes of the throacic vertebrae and on the iliac crest whereas teres major originates on the lower lateral border and inferior angle of the scapula. Both muscles insert onto the margins of the intertubercular groove on the humerus. Because the L. dorsi is longer and originates further from the joint ...

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