from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two muscles of the loin that rotate the hip joint and flex the spine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Either of two muscles, the psoas major and psoas minor involved in flexion of the trunk
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An internal muscle arising from the lumbar vertebræ and inserted into the femur. In man there are usually two on each side, and the larger one, or great psoas, forms a part of the iliopsoas.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A muscle of the loins and pelvis; the tenderloin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. either of two muscles of the abdomen and pelvis that flex the trunk and rotate the thigh
Williams said then that she had hurt her "psoas" or hip flexor muscle.
She later said she injured her "psoas" muscle, which flexes the hip and spinal column.
Williams said the injury was in her "psoas" muscle, which flexes the hip and spinal column.
To make a long story short, you have tears in two muscles, the psoas and the quadratis lumborum.
Having your legs bent under a desk all day shortens your hip flexors and psoas muscles, which attach to your pelvis and lower spine.
To get the most amount of psoas stretch in this exercise it is crucial that you keep your elbow locked at all times.
Stretches for the psoas are hard to come by, so I invented this one.
When youre standing tall and upright, your psoas pronounced so as muscles are stretched and act somewhat like a rubber band to lift your leg when you walk in place.
When you bend over at the waist, your psoas is disengaged and you have to lift the weight of your leg with your quadriceps, which is more work.
Unfortunately, psoas major exhibits very little marbling even in prime animals.