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    Hi i was wondering what muscles are used in badminton.thanks

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    Most likely all parts...
    Arms, wrist, waist, ankle, calf and thigh....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucktaylor
    Hi i was wondering what muscles are used in badminton.thanks
    Forearms (brachioradialis)
    Triceps (triceps brachii)
    Shoulders (deltoids)
    Abs (rectus abdominis)
    Quads (quadriceps)
    Hamstrings (biceps femoris)
    Calves (gastrocnemius)

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    I think Just about all of them are used to some degree, but the limiting muscles are probably...

    Triceps, wrist flexors, and latimus dorsi for overhead shots
    shoulders, biceps, wrist flexors, pectoralis for underhand shots
    calves, hamstrings, and quads for movement

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    another very important muscle group is the back muscles when recovering from a lunge.

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    forearm pronator and supinator
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    diaphragm

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    Adding on, seems like we've miss one of the most important muscles which is the core (abs, mid section muscles). It's used for stabilizing at all times and the power from smashes come from the core to a large degree (not as much as arm and wrist though).

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    hmm.. how do u prevent a leg muscle spasm lol .. i don't know what else to call it =p .. leg cramping??!!? .. eh.. w/e .. something along those lines. its very painful and would really stink if that happened during a game *knock on wood*

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    Quote Originally Posted by blu_limit
    hmm.. how do u prevent a leg muscle spasm lol .. i don't know what else to call it =p .. leg cramping??!!? .. eh.. w/e .. something along those lines. its very painful and would really stink if that happened during a game *knock on wood*
    Well leg cramps along with other muscle cramps are due to hyperextension of the muscle. But there's a simple fix, just warm up and stretch out before you start playing rigorously. Warmup and stretching is a necessity no matter what anyways.

    I know the pain..horrible haha.

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    how is it that the latissimus dorsi is used for overhead shots? I know that it's strengthend by doing pull ups, but I don't really think I use a pull up motion when doing overhead shots (not sure if that's clear). I'm not sure I could be wrong

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    well, u guys forgot the most important thing. BRAIN MUSCLE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by synkro View Post
    Well leg cramps along with other muscle cramps are due to hyperextension of the muscle. But there's a simple fix, just warm up and stretch out before you start playing rigorously. Warmup and stretching is a necessity no matter what anyways...
    Dynamic stretches prior to play or training, never static stretches. Static stretching (including yoga & similar activities) should only be done after play or training. Easy-to-moderate practice (shadow) swings and footwork drills can be part of a dynamic warmup -- sport-specific (dynamic) stretches.

    I think that there was a thread on dynamic stretching a few months back.

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