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What is Flexion?

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Updated October 25, 2006

Definition: To flex is to decrease the angel between parts. Flexing ones muscles usually results in bringing boney parts closer together. For example forward flexion brings the shoulder girdle and pelvis closer together.
Pronunciation: Flex-shon
Also Known As: flexing muscles
Examples:
The Pilates Hundred is a forward flexion exercise. In the Hundred up we use the abdominals to bring the shoudlers and pelvis closer together.

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