knee muscle function & exercises

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    function of rectus femoris
    • extension
    • (when hip is extended)
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    function of vastus lateralis, intermedius and medialis
    • extension
    • (when hip is flexed)
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    function of biceps femoris
    flexion and external rotation
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    function of semitendinosus and semimembranosus
    flexion and internal rotation
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    exercises for rectus femoris
    cycling, jumping rope, leg press machine, squat, plyometrics, stair climbing, vertical jumping
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    exercises for vastus lateralis, intermedius and medialis
    • resisted knee extension
    • in-line skating
    • cross-country skiing
    • (plus rectus femoris ex.)
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    exercises for biceps femoris
    • jump rope
    • hamstring curls with knee in external rotation
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    exercises for semitendinosus and semimembranosus
    • hamstring curls with knee in internal rotation
    • (basically same as bicep femoris)
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knee muscle function & exercises
ace certification primary function of muscles at knee and exercises