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York University
Kinesiology & Health Science
KINE 2031
Neil Smith

Lower Limb MusclesMuscles of the thigh are wrapped by the Fascia Lata white o Fibres of this connective tissue is generally circular however on the lateral side they are vertical Iliotibial IT band which provides lateral support to the kneeNOTE MEDIAL rotation of the leg requires LATERAL rotation of the hip and vice versa Hip Flexors Anterior IliopsoasComposed of two muscles Psoas Major and Iliacus which have different origins but both insert at the lesser trochanterPsoas Major very strong muscle in lower backIliacus Works synergistically with the Psoas Major in hip flexionIf you flex your knees during a situp you also flex your hip and use these two muscles lesstargets abdominals more o Due to active insufficiency the muscle fibres are too short to cause a contraction SartoriusTailor muscle because back in the day they would sit crosslegged and this muscle
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