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What does QL stand for?

QL stands for Quadratus Lumborum (muscle)

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This occurs because the quadratus lumborum [a muscle in the lower back used for stabilization] is inadvertently doing most of the pulling because their gluteal muscles are fatigued and shut off.
The following are deep muscles that play a key role in the support of the lumbar spine - Transversus Abdominis, Multifidus, Internal Oblique, Quadratus Lumborum and the Paraspinal Pelvic Floor.
Works on: This exercise strengthens the Quadratus lumborum, internal and external obliques.
Furthermore the iliolumbar ligament is closely associated with the lower attachments of the anterior and middle layers of the thoracolumbar fascia and the quadratus lumborum muscle (Bogduk 1997; Frazer 1940; Fujiwara et al.
Low back muscles: The erector spinae group (spinalis longissimus and iliocostalis), the transversospinalis group (multifidi, rotators, and semispinalis), and the quadratus lumborum, comprise the posterior extrinsic and intrinsic support groups.