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gluteus

, glutaeus
any one of the three large muscles that form the human buttock and move the thigh, esp the gluteus maximus
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This surgical approach is useful for proximal femoral fractures in cases of long-standing hip arthrodesis because it minimizes the damage to the gluteus muscles and enables double-plate fixation with no additional incision.
Hip extensor muscles include hamstring and gluteus muscles as lumbopelvic stable during lumbopelvic rhythm.
These are made up of several muscle groups: The "abs" at the front of your abdomen; the internal and external obliques in the front and sides of the abdomen; the transversus muscles that run horizontally across your lower abdomen, the erector spinae (the large muscles on either side of your spinal core), the scapulae (the muscles that surround your shoulder blades), the gluteus muscles in your hips and buttocks, and the iliopsoas and quadratus lumborum muscles in your pelvis.
This exercise targets the quadriceps (the large muscles on the front of the thigh) and the gluteus muscles in the buttocks.
The gluteus muscles are spread, with muscle fibers separated longitudinally, and once the ligament is reached, it is transected at its narrowest point.
Pool workouts with a kick board can be effective endurance builders for your hamstrings, quadriceps, and gluteus muscles. Start with five to ten laps three times a week; add two laps per week until you've reached 20 laps.
You can work out your thigh (quads) and gluteus muscles by using your couch as exercise equipment.
TARGET AREA: The bum, to tone up those gluteus muscles. HOW TO DO IT: Gradually tense your bum cheeks, and raise yourself an inch or two whilst staying seated.
Gokhale's lesson on "glidewalking" demonstrates that walking properly utilizes the leg and gluteus muscles and is not merely a "series of forward falls blocked abruptly by the forward leg."