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What does VM stand for?

VM stands for Vastus Medialis (human muscle)

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The small muscle on the inner side of the knee (the VMO, or vastus medialis oblique) is particularly important, since it pulls the kneecap into the correct position.
unpublished data, 2011), who observed similar velocity-related spectral shifts in the vastus medialis (VM) and rectus femoris (RF) muscles, but are in opposition to results of Masuda et al (2001), who observed higher spectral frequencies under isometric contractions compared to that observed under isovelocity contractions between 600 and 2400 s-1; Aagaard et al (2000) and Croce et al (2000), who reported no significant relationship between velocity and SEMG-PSD; and, Gerdle et al (1988) and Cramer et al (2002), who reported spectral shifts based on the particular QF muscle investigated.
Using eight to 10 video cameras, 21 retroreflective markers and 16 electrodes simultaneously, researchers measured the activation of seven muscles (iliacus, gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, hamstrings and gastrocnemius) in both the kicking and supporting legs; as well as two additional muscles (hip adductors and tibialis anterior) in the kicking leg only.