Some articles on legs, leg muscles, leg:
... animals, the primary propulsive structure is the legs, though a few species use their tails ... characteristics of jumping species include long legs, large leg muscles, and additional limb elements ... Long legs increase the time and distance over which a jumping animal can push against the substrate, thus allowing more power and faster, farther jumps ...
... to kick against or stand on (such as a rock ledge or caving leg-loops) it is helpful for them to use their leg muscles by pushing against it every so often, to keep the blood pumping back to the torso ... If the person is stranded in mid-air or is exhausted, then keeping the legs moving can be both beneficial and rather dangerous ... On the one hand, exercising the leg muscles will keep the blood returning to the torso, but on the other hand, as the movements become weaker the leg muscles will continue to demand ...
Famous quotes containing the words muscles and/or leg:
“Biological possibility and desire are not the same as biological need. Women have childbearing equipment. For them to choose not to use the equipment is no more blocking what is instinctive than it is for a man who, muscles or no, chooses not to be a weightlifter.”
—Betty Rollin (b. 1936)
“Entrance and exit wounds are silvered clean,
The track aches only when the rain reminds.
The one-legged man forgets his leg of wood.
The one-armed man his jointed wooden arm.
The blinded man sees with his ears and hands
As much or more than once with both his eyes.”
—Robert Graves (18951985)