Epic 3 Hour Hard Core EliteFTS Leg Workoutby John Meadows on October 24, 2018
You want a let workout that will put you to the test? This is the video for you. In this video we are at the amazing EliteFTS gym in London Ohio and let me tell you it is an amazing place to workout. They have equipment that you only dream of and them some. I have with me the amazing Victoria Lissack and she crushed this workout.
The legs are the two lower limbs of the body. They provide support and a range of movements.
Each leg contains five regions. They’re known as the:
Upper leg anatomy and function
The upper leg is often called the thigh. It’s the area that runs from the hip to the knee in each leg.
Upper leg bones
Femur. Also called the thigh bone, this is the longest bone in the body. It’s also one of the strongest. It can account for about a quarter of someone’s height.
Upper leg muscles
The hamstrings are three muscles located on the back of the thigh. They allow the knees to bend.
The three hamstrings are the:
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The quadriceps are four muscles located on the front of the thigh. They allow the knees to straighten from a bent position.
The four quadriceps are the:
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The adductors are five muscles located on the inside of the thigh. They allow the thighs to come together.
The five adductors are the:
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Knee anatomy and function
The knee joins the upper leg and the lower leg. It’s also the largest joint in the body. In addition to bearing the weight of the upper body, the knee allows for walking, running, and jumping. It also allows for rotation and pivoting.
Patella. Also called the kneecap, the patella serves as a point of attachment for different tendons and ligaments. It also helps protect them from damage.
Ligaments are bands of connective tissue that surround a joint. They help support joints and keep them from moving too much.
The knee contains four major ligaments:
Anterior cruciate ligament. This prevents the tibia in the lower leg from moving too far forward.
Posterior cruciate ligament. This prevents the knee from moving too far backward.
Medial collateral ligament. This provides stability for the inner knee.
Lateral collateral ligament. This helps stabilize the outer knee.
Tendons are also bands of connective tissue. They’re found on the ends of muscles, where they help attach muscle to bone. The largest tendon in the knee is the patellar tendon. It attaches the tibia to the patella. The quadriceps tendon attaches the quadriceps muscle to the patella.
What’s the difference between tendons and ligaments? Find out here.
Other important structures
The knee contains a variety of structures that help it support weight and allow a range of movements. Some of the most important structures include:
Bursa. Bursae (plural) are small sacs filled with fluid in the knee joint. There are about 14 of them in each knee. They help reduce friction and inflammation in the knee.
Meniscus. The knee contains two menisci (plural), known as the medial meniscus and lateral meniscus. They’re discs of cartilage that act as shock absorbers. In addition, they help evenly distribute weight, providing balance and stability.