supination

noun

su·​pi·​na·​tion ˌsü-pə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce supination (audio)
1
: rotation of the forearm and hand so that the palm faces forward or upward
also : a corresponding movement of the foot and leg in which the foot rolls outward with an elevated arch
2
: the position resulting from supination

Examples of supination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pitchers that throw sweepers generally have supination bias. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 27 Mar. 2024 How to Do It: Perform a standard barbell curl with both arms, working to emphasize the supination at the top of the rep. Brett Williams, Men's Health, 31 May 2023 Below that is a Related Reading section with short articles about walking speed, supination, and pronation and their impacts on your overall health, feet, and walking quality. Angela Moscaritolo, PCMAG, 11 May 2023 This time, the focus is on pronation and supination—whether your palm is facing down or up, respectively—rotating your wrist. Brett Williams, Men's Health, 19 Apr. 2023 The researchers point to various kinds of fine motor control that are still difficult to achieve, such as wrist extension, wrist supination and applied force estimation. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 21 Mar. 2022 Next, grab a hammer, indian club, or one side of a dumbbell for some wrist pronation and supination exercises. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 7 Dec. 2022 Orthotics might help severe supination, and heel lifts can help relieve tension on the tendon. Outside Online, 17 June 2019 This shoe will work best for people who have neutral pronation or underpronation (supination). Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 17 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Supination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supination. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

supination

noun
su·​pi·​na·​tion ˌsü-pə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce supination (audio)
1
: rotation of the forearm and hand so that the palm faces forward or upward and the radius lies parallel to the ulna
also : a corresponding movement of the foot and leg in which the foot rolls outward with an elevated arch so that in walking the foot tends to come down on its outer edge
2
: the position resulting from supination

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