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Table 2 Range of motion (ROM) of hip and knee as well as lengthening characteristics of selected muscles on the kick-side

From: Biomechanical modeling as a practical tool for predicting injury risk related to repetitive muscle lengthening during learning and training of human complex motor skills

ROM (°) Muscle lengthening (% of its rest length)
Hip
 Flexion/extension 129 ± 11 Rectus femoris 112.8 ± 8.4
 Abduction/adduction 26 ± 5 Vastus laterialis 104.2 ± 6.1
 Rotation 17 ± 4 Biceps femoris 119.3 ± 6.6
Knee
 Flexion/extension 113 ± 10 Adductor magnus 174.6 ± 11.6
 Abduction/adduction 23 ± 6 Gracilis 135.1 ± 8.6
 Rotation 19 ± 7 Gluteus medius 113.2 ± 6.9
Semimembranosus 127.7 ± 8.6
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