Adduction: Definition, Example & Exercises


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Which of the following is an example of adduction?

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1. In how many planes does adduction occur?

2. Which of the following muscles helps to adduct the arm?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What type of movement does adduction refer to, what types of muscles are involved in these movements, and what exercises build those muscles? This quiz and corresponding worksheet test your knowledge of these topics.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying an example of adduction
  • The number of planes in which adduction occurs
  • The muscles that adduct the shoulder
  • Identifying an exercise that strengthens muscles of adduction
  • A part of the body that cannot be adducted

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about this type of movement
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as adduction and abduction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding parts of the body that can be adducted
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of adductions and the muscles involved in each movement

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of movement, review the accompanying lesson called Adduction: Definition, Example & Exercises. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe adduction
  • Provide examples of types of adductive movements
  • Name muscles activated in different types of adductions
  • Detail exercises that can build specific adductor muscles