gluteus maximus


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gluteus maximus

(măk′sə-məs)
n. pl. glutei maximi (măk′sə-mī′)
The largest and outermost of the gluteal muscles.

gluteus maximus

The largest of the three flat buttock or rump muscles. The gluteal muscles arise from the back of the pelvis and are inserted into the back of the upper part of the thigh bone (femur). They straighten (extend) the hip joint in rising from a stooping position and in running, climbing and going upstairs.

gluteus maximus

fan-shaped muscle of gluteal (buttock) region
  • origin external surface of ilium, back of sacrum and coccyx, and sacrotuberous ligament

  • insertion gluteal tuberosity of femur and iliotibial tract, via a narrow aponeurosis

  • nerve supply inferior gluteal nerve

  • action hip joint extension (e.g. at end of toe off, when climbing stairs or lifting heavy weights); knee joint extension (via insertion into iliotibial tract); stabilization of pelvis and thigh (acting reciprocally with tensor fascia lata)

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The main finding was that kinesio tape improves short-term muscle power of the gluteus maximus directly after application and 30 minutes later for both the groups.
12) The structure originates proximally from the iliac crest; it is then joined by the collective fascia of the gluteus maximus posteriorly, the tensor fascia latae anteriorly, and indirectly from the fascia of the gluteus medius (see figure 3).
Due to its attachments, gluteus maximus is primarily involved in hip extension and lateral rotation (Kendall et al.
semimembranosus, posterior adductor, gluteus maximus, erector spinae) were already recruited at near maximal levels for basic standing support.
Works on: This exercise strengthens the gluteus maximus, hamstrings, multifidus and transversospinalis.
Surface EMG activity was recorded from the vastus lateralis, medial hamstring, medial gastrocnemius and gluteus maximus and subsequently normalised to a maximal voluntary isometric contraction from these muscles, thus EMG activity during the exercises could be expressed as a percentage of maximal effort EMG activity.
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We recorded EMG signals bilaterally from muscles approximately coincident with those targeted for stimulation in neuroprosthesis recipients: tibialis anterior, soleus, vasti, semimembranosus, gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, adductor magnus, and lower erector spinae.
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