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Old 01-21-2005, 06:25 PM   #6
William Hunter
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Fran, I'm not Carrie but open-chain refers to exercises where the distal extremity (ie, the foot in a lower body exercise) is not in a fixed position, but moving instead. For example, leg extensions are open-chain, squats are closed-chain. Pushups are closed, bench press is open.
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