gluteus maximus muscle


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glu·te·us max·i·mus mus·cle

(glū-tē'ŭs maks'i-mŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, ilium behind posterior gluteal line, posterior surface of sacrum and coccyx, and sacrotuberous ligament; insertion, iliotibial band of fascia lata (superficial three quarters) and gluteal ridge (deep inferior one quarter) of femur; action, extends thigh, especially from the flexed position, as in climbing stairs or rising from a sitting position; nerve supply, inferior gluteal.
Synonym(s): musculus gluteus maximus [TA] .

gluteus maximus muscle

Thigh muscle. Origin: upper outer edge of ilium and sacrum. Insertion: iliotibial tract of fascia lata, gluteal tuberosity of femur. Nerve: inferior gluteal (L5-S2). Action: extends, abducts, and laterally rotates thigh.
See also: muscle
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Three different areas in the gluteus maximus muscle were associated with myofascial trigger points [11], but anatomical data concerning these trigger points is still lacking in the literature.
(5,9) Two I-strips with a width of 2.5 cm and a length of 20 cm were applied horizontally to the middle of the gluteus maximus muscle. The strips were placed parallel to each other over the gluteus maximus muscle.
Anal sphincter reconstruction with the gluteus maximus muscle: anatomic and physiologic considerations concerning conventional and dynamic gluteoplsty.
Low back pain has been associated with changes in the hip extensor recruitment pattern and disturbed lumbo-pelvic rhythm, both to which the gluteus maximus muscle contributes (Leinonen et al., 2000; Vogt et al., 2003).
Of the ascending and transverse branches, one or both usually give off at least one well developed division running on the undersurface of the gluteus maximus muscle (98.2%).
During the midstance phase of the gait cycle, contraction of the tensor fascia latae and gluteus maximus muscles create a compressive force that is transmitted through the length of the entire femur that prevents it from bending with the application of ground-reactive forces during midstance.
I had no idea your gluteus maximus muscles - that's yer bare erchie - could deactivate until Woods dropped his pearl of wisdom.
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As muscles that are overstretched cannot contract effectively, standing upright from the position of full waist flexion requires activity from the hamstring and gluteus maximus muscles (Tortora and Grabowski, 2003).
Topping wants students to engage the gluteus maximus muscles to create a whole-body experience.
Whereas the majority of muscle activity was for the quadriceps, triceps, and rectus abdominus for the teeter totter exercises, for the thigh-thigh-shoulder exercises, there was significant activity for the quadriceps, back extensors, rectus abdominus, triceps, and gluteus maximus muscles, especially when using the 6-lb ball.
Leg press -- involving quadriceps, hamstrings, and gluteus maximus muscles, used for moving between seated and standing positions.