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  • n. Plural form of extensor.


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  • In bending, for example, the tension in the extensors is decreased and vice versa.

    Physiology or Medicine 1932 - Presentation Speech

  • Where the relation between one group of muscles and another, e.g. between flexors and extensors, is reciprocal, the effect of removal (by trauma or disease) of some influence exerted by another part of the nervous system is commonly two-fold in direction.

    Sir Charles Sherrington - Nobel Lecture

  • The set of muscles that open the wing are called the extensors, and those that close it, the flexors.

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  • If you you pile the pillows high when sleeping, for example, this may lead to excess stretching of the extensors in the neck, possibly contributing to a forward head posture.

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  • In 1959, Bettelheim published a paper titled “Joey, a ‘Mechanical Boy,’ ” in which he described a child “devoid of all that we see as essentially human and childish, as if he did not move his arms or legs but had extensors that were shifted by gears.”

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  • It's great work for the back extensors, the lower limbs and the trunk.

    Carolyn Scott: Summer Fitness on the Road

  • To maintain neutral you will have to engage your abdominal and low back muscles, working the low back extensors most as you bend, to stabilize your low back and keep it from rounding.

    Abby Sims: How To Shovel Snow Without Hurting Your Back

  • If you feel stiff in general or your knees start to bend or you realize you are bending from your torso rather than properly bending from your hips, your hip extensors, mainly gluteal muscles and hamstrings are tight.

    Terry Gardner: No Gym - No Excuse: Part 1

  • Works: Spinal Erectors, neck extensors (postural musculature)

    Robert Reames: Ball Training

  • These muscles are broken into three broad categories: extensors, which are attached to the back of the spine and give you the strength to stand; flexors, which are in the front of the spine and help you bend forward; and obliques, which are attached to the sides and help you win twist contests.

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