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Gluteus maximus

The gluteus maximus is the main extensor muscle of the hip. It is the largest and exterior-most of the three gluteal muscles and makes up a large portion of the shape and appearance of each side of the hips, its thick fleshy mass, in a quadrilateral shape, forms the prominence of the buttocks. Its large size is one of the most characteristic features of the muscular system in humans, connected as it is with the power of maintaining the trunk in the erect posture. Other primates can not sustain standing erectly; the muscle is remarkably coarse in function and structure, being made up of muscle fascicles lying parallel with one another, collected together into larger bundles separated by fibrous septa. It arises from the posterior gluteal line of the inner upper ilium, a pelvic bone, the portion of the bone including the crest of the ilium above and behind it; the fibers are lateralward. Three bursae are found in relation with the deep surface of this muscle: One of these, of large size, separates it from the greater trochanter.

When the gluteus maximus takes its fixed point from the pelvis, it extends the acetabulofemoral joint and brings the bent thigh into a line with the body. Taking its fixed point from below, it acts upon the pelvis, supporting it and the trunk upon the head of the femur, its most powerful action is to cause the body to regain the erect position after stooping, by drawing the pelvis backward, being assisted in this action by the biceps femoris, semitendinosus and adductor magnus. The gluteus maximus is a tensor of the fascia lata, by its connection with the iliotibial band steadies the femur on the articular surfaces of the tibia during standing, when the extensor muscles are relaxed; the lower part of the muscle acts as an adductor and external rotator of the limb. The upper fibers act as abductors of the hip joints; the gluteus maximus is involved from running to weight-lifting. A number of exercises focus on the gluteus maximus as well as other muscles of the upper leg. Hip thrusts Glute bridge Quadruped hip extensions Kettlebell swings Squats and variations like split squats, pistol squats and wide-stance lunges Deadlift Reverse hyperextension Four-way hip extensions Glute-ham raise Functional assessment can be useful in assessing injuries to the gluteus maximus and surrounding muscles.

These tests include: 30 second chair to stand testThis test measures a participant's ability to stand up from a seated position as many times as possible in a thirty-second period of time. Testing the number of times a person can stand up in a thirty-second period helps assess strength, flexibility and endurance, which can help determine how far along a person is in rehabilitation, or how much work is still to be done. Passive piriformis stretch; the piriformis test measures flexibility of the gluteus maximus. This requires a trained professional and is based on the angle of external and internal rotation in relation to normal range of motion without injury or impingement. In other primates, gluteus maximus consists of ischiofemoralis, a small muscle that corresponds to the human gluteus maximus and originates from the ilium and the sacroiliac ligament, gluteus maximus proprius, a large muscle that extends from the ischial tuberosity to a more distant insertion on the femur. In adapting to bipedal gait, reorganization of the attachment of the muscle as well as the moment arm was required.

Coccyx Table of muscles of the human body This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 474 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy Anatomy photo:13:st-0403 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center Cross section image: pelvis/pelvis-female-17—Plastination Laboratory at the Medical University of Vienna Cross section image: pelvis/pelvis-e12-15—Plastination Laboratory at the Medical University of Vienna Cross section image: pembody/body18b—Plastination Laboratory at the Medical University of Vienna Muscles/GluteusMaximus at exrx.net

Reactionary (album)

Reactionary is an album by the band Face to Face, released in 2000. This was their last release with second guitarist Chad Yaro, who left the band in 2001 but would rejoin seven years later. All songs by Keith/Shiflett except where noted. "Disappointed" – 2:48 "Out of Focus" – 3:32 "What's in a Name" – 3:05 "You Could've Had Everything" – 2:15 "Hollow" – 3:23 "Think for Yourself" – 2:43 "Just Like You Said" – 3:06 "Solitaire" – 3:05 "Best Defense" – 3:47 "Icons" – 3:18 "Shame on Me" – 3:13 "Estranged" – 2:52 "Nullification" "Talk Talk" Trever Keithguitar, producer Chad Yaro – guitar, background vocals Scott Shiflettbass guitar, background vocals, producer Pete Paradadrums Chad Blinman – producer, mixing Dale Lawton – assistant engineer Ramon Bretonmastering Chapman Baehler – photography Scott Ritcher – design

Don Smithers

Don Leroy Smithers is an American music historian and performer on natural trumpet and cornetto. He is a pioneer for the revival of the uncompromised natural trumpet. After studying at Hofstra University, New York University, Columbia University and the University of Oxford, where he was awarded a D. Phil. In the history of music in 1967, Smithers became associate professor at Syracuse University and, Docent for the History of Music and Musical Performance at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 1975; as a music historian, Don Smithers has conducted groundbreaking research on the baroque trumpet, having contributed a number of articles and books on its social and historical contexts, as well as its allegorical role in music from the Renaissance and Baroque. Special interests of his research include the work of J. S. Bach and Bach's parts for brass instruments, he has played a decisive role in the revival of a based performance practice employing appropriate playing techniques with relevant instruments and mouthpieces.

Besides his main topics of trumpet and Bach research, Smithers has been influential for the rediscovery of many important musical works, amongst them the seventeenth-century trumpet music preserved at the residence of the Bishops of Olomouc in Kroměříž, which include compositions by Biber and Vejvanovsky. In 1968, during the height of the cold war, he managed to establish a copy of the whole collection on microfilm, deposited in the University Library at Syracuse, New York. More he was responsible for the filming of the entire musical Mss. in the Schloss archives at Sondershausen, which includes most of the surviving cantatas of Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel. Following early recordings with ensembles like the New York Pro Musica, Musica Reservata, the Studio der fruehen Musik, Smithers began to record a number of works for trumpet and cornetto with ensembles in Britain, West Germany and the former German Democratic Republic. Besides several soloistic recordings on trumpet and cornetto, Smithers took part in the first complete recording project of Bach cantatas with Gustav Leonhardt and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

He was the first to authentically perform and record trumpet parts, like those of cantatas Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben, BWV 77, Es reißet euch ein schrecklich Ende, BWV 90, on an uncompromised copy of a Baroque-era natural trumpet and an original 18th-century mouthpiece. His last recording on LP, released in 1980, includes the difficult sonatas of C. H. and H. I. F. Biber and Mozart's Divertimento KV 188. Smithers’ style of playing has been described as "singing." The similarities in sound production of singing to brass instrument playing have been crucial for his performing from the beginning. Smithers is nearing the completion of a comprehensive work on the history of trumpets and related instruments from antiquity until the era of Beethoven; the Music and History of the Baroque Trumpet before 1721, Dent, 1973 The trumpets of J. W. Haas: a survey of four generations of Nuremberg brass instrument makers, Galpin Society Journal, London, 1965 Music for the Prince-Bishop and Musicians, XVIII, 8, 24-27, 1970 The Habsburg imperial Trompeter and Heerpaucker privileges of 1653, Galpin Society Journal, London, 1971 Playing the Baroque Trumpet: Research into the history and physics of this forgotten instrument is revealing its secrets, enabling modern trumpeters to play it as the musicians of the 17th and 18th centuries did, Scientific American, 254/4, 108-115, 1986 Gottfried Reiches Ansehen und sein Einfluss auf die Musik Johann Sebastian Bachs, Bach-Jahrbuch 73, 113-150, 1987 An Interview with Don L. Smithers, ITG Journal 13, no.

2, 1988, 11-20 A New Look at the Historical and Taxonomic Bases for the Evolution of Lip-blown Instruments from Classical Antiquity until the end of the Middle Ages, Historic Brass Society Journal 1, 3-64, 1989 Bach and the Leipzig Collegia Musica, Historic Brass Society Journal 2, 1-51, 1990 The Emperors' New Clothes Reappraised. H. in: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2001

Chad Bentz

Chad Robert Bentz is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Bentz grew up in Juneau, he made history on April 7, 2004 by becoming the second pitcher, after Jim Abbott, to play in the Major Leagues after being born without one of his hands. Bentz fields and catches with his glove the same way Abbott did when he played in the 1980s and early 1990s. Like Abbott, Bentz has a deformed right hand; as a freshman in college, Bentz met Abbott. He played in 36 games for Montreal in 2004, winning none and losing three, with an ERA of 5.86. He played only four games for Florida in 2005, pitching only two innings, allowing seven earned runs, his daughter Kyla Bentz was born in 2004. Bentz played for the Charlotte Knights, Louisville Bats, Chattanooga Lookouts in 2006. In 2007, Bentz did not make the team. In 2008, he pitched for the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League before being released on July 2, he pitched for the American Defenders of New Hampshire of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball, but was released June 12, 2009.

In 2010, Bentz joined the football team at Castleton State College in Vermont. His weight up to 265 pounds, Bentz was a running back for the NCAA Division III program, he appeared in nine games that season, scoring twice. Bentz did not return to the program for the 2011 season. In 2013, Bentz was named pitching coach for the Castleton State baseball program. Career statistics and player information from ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference

Texas State Highway 79

State Highway 79 or SH 79 is a state highway in the U. S. state of Texas that runs 96.203 miles from Throckmorton to the Oklahoma state line near Byers. SH 79 begins at an intersection with US 183/US 283 in Throckmorton; the highway runs in an east-west direction until FM 926, east of Elbert. The highway turns northeast, running to Archer City; the highway enters Wichita Falls and immediately begins an overlap with US 281 on the Henry S. Grace Freeway. At the interchange with US 82/US 287, US 281 travels north to downtown while SH 79 travels to the east. Shortly after joining US 82/287, SH 79 leaves the highways and runs on the eastern edge of the city as the Waurika Freeway. SH 79 runs through Dean and Byers before entering Oklahoma as OK‑79, it was designated on August 21, 1923, from Wichita Falls to Olney, replacing a portion of SH 22. On October 11, 1927, it extended southwest to Throckmorton. On April 24, 1928, it extended northeast to the Oklahoma border. On April 24, 1933, the section from Olney to Elbert was cancelled, but restored on December 18, 1933.

This section was completed by 1938. The route was proposed as the northern sections of SH 22 and SH 23; the intersection of SH 79 and SH 25, in Archer City, was the location for the filming of movie The Last Picture Show in 1971

The False Dimitri (film)

The False Dimitri is a 1922 German silent historical film directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Alfred Abel, Agnes Straub and Eugen Klöpfer. Set in early seventeenth century Russia it portrays the rise of False Dmitriy I during the Time of Troubles, it was made by the German major studio UFA. The film's sets were designed by the art director Walter Reimann. Alfred Abel as Zar Iwan der Grausame Agnes Straub as Zarin Marfa Eugen Klöpfer as Boris Godunow Friedrich Kühne as Bitjagowsky Ilka Grüning as Amme Pawlowa Paul Hartmann as Peter Grigory Hanni Weisse as Marina Gina Relly as Nastja Hans Heinrich von Twardowski Vasilij Vronski as Mistislawsky Eduard von Winterstein as Bielsky Heinrich Schroth as Jurjew Joseph Klein as Schuiskj John Gottowt as Narr Leopold von Ledebur as Woiwode Mnisek Harry Hardt as Fürst Leschinsky Fritz Achterberg as Odowalsky Hans Albers as Graf Jaro Lensky Lothar Müthel as Polnischer Abgesandter Georg Baselt as Wirt Tatjana Tarydina as Wirtin Wilhelm Diegelmann as Patriarch Hiob Jaro Fürth Oscar Sabo as Bauer Arthur Bergen as Schamanenzauberer Erhard Siedel as Schamanenzauberer Hugo Döblin as Schamanenzauberer Heinrich Gotho as Schamanenzauberer Georg H. Schnell as Bronsky Franz Egenieff Michael Klossner.

The Europe of 1500–1815 on Film and Television: A Worldwide Filmography of Over 2550 Works, 1895 Through 2000. McFarland & Company, 2002; the False Dimitri on IMDb