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Flashcards in Principal Hip Flexors Deck (11):
1

What is the function of the psoas major?

Flexes the hip

2

Where does the psoas major originate and insert?

Lower spine to femur

3

Which exercises strengthen the psoas major?

Leg lifts, flat back

4

Which exercises stretch the psoas major?

The tuck, thigh stretch, hip flexor stretch

5

What do tight hip flexors cause?

Anterior pelvic tilt (sway back)

6

What does the iliacus do?

Assists in flexing the hip

7

Where does the iliacus originate and insert?

Ilium to femur

8

Which exercises strengthen the iliacus?

Leg lifts, flat back

9

Which exercises stretch the iliacus?

Tuck, thigh stretch (lunge stretch), hip flexor stretch

10

What is the name for the hip flexors as a group?

Iliopsoas

11

What does the iliopsoas do in flat back?

Helps flatten deep abs by pressing outwards during flat back and allowing abs to press inwards against them