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Title:VMO Strengthening Exercises For All Abilities - VMO Anatomy, Function And Rehabilitation Exercises!

In todays video we look at the Vastus Medialis Oblique otherwise known as the VMO. We look at the anatomy, function and location of the VMO as well as looking at some of the best exercises for the VMO! Where Is The Vastus Medialis Muscle? The vastus medialis muscle is the inner most of the four quadriceps muscles found on the front of the thigh. The main bulk of vastus medialis is found just above the knee cap on the inner (medial) side of the knee. If you clench your thigh muscles, vastus medialis forms a bulge on the inner thigh, often referred to as the tear drop muscle. This part of the muscle is known as vastus medialis oblique, aka VMO or vastus medialis obliquus, as the muscle fibres here pass obliquely into the kneecap. What does the Vastus Medialis do? The vastus medialis muscle as a whole works with the other quadriceps muscles to straighten the knee and thus extend the leg. The vastus medialis is particularly important in the final stages of knee extension where it helps with the locking mechanism of the knee joint. The vastus medialis oblique (VMO) portion on the muscle has an extra function of helping to control how the kneecap moves and provides stability. The shape of the knee means that naturally the kneecap would glide slightly over to the outer side of the knee when bending the leg. This would place excessive friction through the cartilage lining the back of the kneecap as well as increasing the risk of patella dislocation. However, the positioning and direction of the VMO muscle fibres help to counteract this by drawing the kneecap inwards, or medially. This ensures that as the knee bends and straightens, the kneecap glides smoothly up and down the groove on the thigh bone so there is no friction on the back of the kneecap. Travis you mentioned a study when talking about heel elevated squats, do you have the link? Travis I would really like to give those Pistol Squats a go, how can I find out how to do them? Follow me on Instagram - Visit my Website for more info - Subscribe! - Business Enquiries - Would you like to support the channel, or just buy me a cup of coffee as a thank you? Donate using the link below! I get a lot of questions/emails about what equipment I use in my videos, please see below for links! Laptop - Camera - My Microphone - My 2nd Microphone - Audio interface - Booster - Keyboard - Mouse - DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. There is no additional cost to you. This helps support the channel and allows me to continue to make videos like this! Thank you for the support!


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