Major Muscles and Actions Involved
gluteus maximus and hamstring muscles are involved in hip joint extension. In this exercise only the upper tendons (together with the hamstring muscle) undergo great activity and shortening. The lower end hamstring muscle tendons are relatively quiet. In hip joint extension the leg moves downward and backward from a forward (hip-flexed) position until it is under or slightly behind the body.
Hip joint extension and the muscles involved are very important in the execution of many basic skills such as jumping for height or distance and all forms of running, skipping, leaping, and lifting.
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