gluteus minimus

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Related to gluteus minimus: gluteus medius, Piriformis

gluteus minimus

The smallest, thinnest and deepest of the three buttock muscles.

gluteus minimus

thick muscle of gluteal region
  • origin ilium, between anterior and inferior gluteal lines

  • insertion anterior face of greater trochanter and local hip joint capsule

  • nerve supply superior gluteal nerve

  • action with gluteus medius; see gluteus medius

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The dissection of the hip capsule between the piriformis tendon and the gluteus minimus muscle is facilitated by slight flexion, external rotation, and abduction in the hip.
This exercise targets the gluteus muscle group (gluteus maximus - the main bottom muscle, gluteus minimus and medius - lateral hip muscles).
Muscles Target: quadriceps Synergists gluteus maximus, adductor magnus soleus; Dynamic Stabilizers: hamstrings, gastrocnemius; Stabilizers: erector spinae, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus Type: Front squat Dumbbells Instructions Stand with dumbbells grasped to sides.