gluteus maximus

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gluteus maximus

[′glüd·ē·əs ′mak·sə·məs]
(anatomy)
The largest and most superficial muscle of the buttocks.
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The gluteus maximus muscle may act as a primary factor governing third trochanter expression.
All these perforators are myocutaneous, passing through the gluteus maximus muscle or the gluteus medius muscle.
We hypothesised that the Y-strip kinesio tape application method (group A) would cause a greater increase in explosive muscle power of gluteus maximus muscle from baseline to post-application in male athletes than the I-method application (group B) would.
Construction of a rectal sphincter using the origin of the gluteus maximus muscle.
The minimally-invasive group procedure was performed through a 6 to 8 cm posterior incision, starting at the posterior edge of the trochanter, approximately 2 cm from the top and extending proximally in the orientation of the gluteus maximus muscle.
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.
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.
Another study showed that people who develop lumbar back pain have gluteus maximus muscles that fatigue more quickly than individuals who do not develop back pain, he said.